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Date Saturday  9/4/2021
End Date
Group Northern Colorado
Event Title Clark Peak Summit Loop (via Ruby Jewel)
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Steve Dielman
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants Standby
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification  C
Trail Mileage 9.5
Elevation Gain 3800
Driving Distance


The posted start time is a placeholder.  The actual meetup place and time will be emailed to participants a few days before the trip but we will want to get an fairly early start to drive to our trailhead within the State Forest State Park.  Sunday September 5th is the back-up day in case of uncooperative weather.

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Clark Peak at 12,960' is the highest point in the Medicine Bow Mountains, Jackson County Colorado, and the North Platte River drainage basin.  We will start our ascent from Ruby Jewel Road in the Colorado State Forest State Park.  Depending on road conditions and vehicle types we may be able to drive a little further and shorten the listed distance somewhat. 

Our hiking route will be on-trail as far as Ruby Jewel Lake and then off-trail for most of the rest of the day.   Total gain to the summit is about 3500 feet via grassy/rocky slopes on Clark's western flank (Class 2).  Weather permitting, we will then walk along a ridgeline to the south passing a series of localized saddles and peaks that will add ~300 to 400 feet to our total elevation gain and provide views down into the Rawah Wilderness and beyond.  We will then bushwhack our way west down to the road to make it a loop hike.

CMC members may register on-line.  Interested guests should contact the trip leader at



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.