Little Annapurna

A strenuous scramble of 15 miles and 5,400 feet of elevation gain. It's located in the heart of the Enchantments with its rugged terrain and spectacular views.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From US-2 in Leavenworth turn south onto Icicle Creek Road. Follow for 8.6 miles to Bridge Creek Campground. Turn left and drive through the campground, crossing the river to Forest Road 7601 (Eightmile Creek Road). Drive 4 miles to the trailhead (3,500 ft).

APPROACH & ASCENT

Follow the Lake Stuart Trail for 2.5 miles then at the fork go left onto the Colchuck Lake Trail. Reach Colchuck Lake (5,570 ft) in another 1.8 miles. Follow the trail around the south end of lake then ascend to Aasgard Pass (7,800 ft). Hike east following the trail until Little Annapurna is to the south-southwest, then head south and ascend staying to the left near Little Annapurna's northeast ridge.

NOTES

  • Group size is limited to 8.
  • Camping permits are required between June 15 and Oct 15 for Colchuck Lake and above in the Enchantments Basin.
  • There is plenty of room to car camp at the trailhead but it can get loud on the weekends.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous 5, Technical 1
  • Length: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,400 ft
  • 8,440 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX
  • USGS Enchantment Lakes
  • USGS Cashmere Mtn
  • Green Trails Enchantment Lakes No. 209S
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