The total elevation difference for this hiking trail is 967 feet, and that is lower than average. This trail sometimes gets very dry, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. With its 8.4 miles of walking distance it's a mid length backcountry trek. This is a long trail, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. Minto Pass Trail has only one trailhead, so you're looking at an in and out backcountry trek. This walk shouldn't take more than 7.5 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. The hiking and backpacking trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time, so you get pretty much the same conditions along the whole hiking and backpacking trail.