This short hike features fine views of the Ruby Range, the Raggeds and East Beckwith Mountain. Extend the hike by walking to a high point with panoramic vistas of the West Elk Wilderness or continue to Beckwith Bench where the Anthracite Range joins the scene. (full description)
The trail to Beckwith Pass, a low saddle on the border of the West Elk Wilderness, ascends through forest and lovely meadows with fine views of Ruby Peak (12,644-ft.) and Mount Owen (13,058-ft.) to the north. At the pass panoramic views stretch north to Marcellina Mountain (11,348-ft.), the Ruby Range and the Raggeds. East Beckwith Mountain (12,432-ft.) dominates the view to the west while Storm Ridge and the Castles rise to the south.
Extend the hike by walking to a high point beyond the pass or to Beckwith Bench, a huge meadow on a high shelf to the south of East Beckwith Mountain. Both destinations feature fabulous vistas of the Anthracite Range and peaks in the West Elk Wilderness.
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