Obstruction Point to Deer Park

Badger Valley snow capped mountains
Badger Valley near Obstruction Point.

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Notices
Description
Trail Conditions
Camping
Special Concerns
Safety
Map

 

Notices:

  • Once snow melts, there is no water along this trail.
  • Camping is only allowed at Roaring Winds Camp. Permits are limited year round and must be obtained from the Wilderness Information Center. Reservations are recommended between May 1 and September 30.
  • Ice axes and self-arrest skills recommended for traversing the slope at the top of the Badger Valley Way Trail when snow-covered.
  • Bear canisters required for food storage at Roaring Winds due to lack of trees for proper hanging.
 
Grand Valley Trailhead near Obstruction Point.
Patchy snow on Grand Valley trailhead Obstruction Point.

NPS Photo

Description

Ecosystem Type: Alpine meadow subalpine forest
Trail Tread Types: Maintained
General Elevation Trend: Moderate
Unique Features: Highest trail in the park
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 7.4 miles
Elevation Change: 6,100 feet to 5,400 feet
Best Season: Early July through October
Stock: Open to stock. Trailers not recommended on the Deer Park or Obstruction Point Roads.

 

Camping

Permits/Reservations: Camping is limited year round, permits must be obtained from the Wilderness Information Center. Reservations are recommended between May 1 and September 30.
Food Storage Method: Bear canisters are required.
Location and sites: Roaring Winds Camp only
Toilet Facilities: No toilets. Bury waste 6-8" deep and 200 feet from water sources and campsites. Please pack out toilet paper.
Water Source: None
Stock: Camping with stock is prohibited on this trail.

 

Special Concerns

Leave No Trace: Leave No Trace of your stay to protect vegetation and prevent further camping regulations. Camp in the designated Roaring Winds site only.
Campfires: No campfires along this trail. To protect sensitive vegetation, campfires are prohibited above 3,500 feet.
Respect Wildlife: To protect bears and other wildlife, all food, garbage, and scented items must be secured from all wildlife 24 hours a day. Bear canisters are required in this area.

 

Safety

  • In early season, several steep snow slopes exist along this trail.
  • An ice axe and self-arrest skills may be required for much of the spring and early summer.
  • It may be difficult to follow sections of trail due to snow.
  • Map and compass skills may be required during much of the spring and early summer.
 
 
View of Badger Valley from Elk Mountain
View of Badger Valley from Elk Mountain
 
Grand Valley from Elk Mountain
Grand Valley from Elk Mountain

Last updated: December 9, 2017

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