Don't Miss The Loop!

We completely missed the turn for the loop and did straight up and down which was very challenging. The views however are incredible!

Hard But Worth It!

This was our first backpacking trip in years and we were not prepared for the hike at all. So I'd say it was pretty damn hard, but so worth it absolutely gorgeous. I wish we had had an extra day to explore the area rather than get there and head out early the next day. The ranger said campsite 12 was his favorite, then 7, 8 and 9. 12 was taken so we took 7 which was gorgeous and I think 6 would have been perfect too. Definitely bring bug spray!!

Great Day Or Overnight Trip

The road leading to the lakes offers lots of great dispersed camping for big groups. We hiked around the left side of the lake then up and enjoyed a cheese plate #channingandthecheeseplate. Trail was a little hard to find in spots. Great day trip or quick getaway from the city with out of town visitors

Great Group Camping

We were in a bind to find a camping spot for our large group when all of the designated campgrounds were full. Thanks to the outbound we found this perfect spot. We camped right after the first meadow down a road to our left but took a sunset drive further down the road to find tons of dispersed camping spots. Super convenient if your are planing to do Grand Lake during the day. Designated campground Stillwater on the water offers great day use beaches too!