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Approach to Uptown Rock

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0.6 mi 0.9 km
86 ft 26 m
-87 ft -26 m

Drive to the end of Pine Creek Canyon and park at the Pine Creek Pass trailhead parking lot. Walk up the road past the bright yellow gate (Morgan Pass) for about 1/3mi, then turn right (this is before the first prominent left hand switchback). Follow an old dirt road, which turns into a narrow path and leads down toward the upper tailing pond (large flat area) and a tree. Head across the tailing pond toward the large, shark fin silhouetted rock with some orange coloring. At the base lies a large boulder, look for cairns that lead up the hill/talus at this point. The approach is just shy of one mile and takes about 15-20 minutes (maybe a bit longer if you're unfamiliar with the approach or carrying a heavy pack).