CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - The Enchantments

A through hike, 21 miles, of the Enchantments.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 18.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,500 ft

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This hike is one of the longest and most strenuous you will ever do, and it is really worth it!  You are guaranteed to see mountain goats, baby mountain goats, crystal blue water forming pools and waterfalls, incredible views from a plateau to surrounding mountains, and the bragging rights for having completed the hike.

The downfalls: it is very difficult to get up Aasgard Pass (2,300 feet in 9/10 of a mile), and after you take the hours to get up there and enjoy all of the views, you still have a very difficult climb down (think rebar steps in rock with steep edges) and 12 miles of down to the parking lot.  We will not be done before dark and we will be starting very early.

If you are prepared, this is a wonderfully surprising and beautiful hike.


The Enchantments

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Enchantment Lakes No. 209S
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