Yellow Aster Butte


Day Hike - Yellow Aster Butte

A vigorous hike through forest, brushy areas & alpine meadows with plenty of views & a great display of flowers.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,550 ft

7:30 am at the 65th Street Park & Ride.

This is a vigorous naturalist hike with frequent stops to discuss wildflowers, birds & anything we see of interest.  We will keep a healthy & vigorous pace between stops with the intent of gaining significant altitude & the top for spectacular alpine vistas. 

Bring binoculars, hand lens & Id books & apps.


Yellow Aster Butte

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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