Hike to Eagle Lake, Colorado

39.412430,-106.653387

Distance

5.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

1036 Feet

Activities

Photography, Swimming, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Holly Mandarich

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
River
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

A mid level hike with all the reward.

If you find yourself back in the Lime Creek area just outside of Eagle, Colorado and south of Sylvan Lake State Park - you should make the time to get yourself up to Eagle Lake!

The hike starts off of Brush Creek Road and follows a property line in the forest of Aspens and towering wildflowers for about 1.5 miles, after reaching the end of the property line you are spit out back onto a forest service road for about a .25 miles that follows down into a dense pine forest, where you begin to climb the last mile to the top where you will find yourself at the base of a glorious Alpine Lake!

Upon arriving at the lake take any of the side trails around to find your perfect chill spot.

This hike is a known one, but not as popular as others in the area, we went on a Saturday around 1pm and found only 4 groups cross out path.

I will say from Eagle, Colorado it does take about an hour to drive to the trailhead, roughly 24 miles of dirt road.

Get out there, you won't be disappointed, we even jumped in the lake for a refreshing cool down! 

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $125/night

The Cache

Frisco, Colorado

From $125/night

Telemark Lodge

Frisco, Colorado

From $206/night

The Cirque

Frisco, Colorado

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Well worth the drive

If you like hiking away from the crowds, this place is perfect. Bring a swimsuit and take a dip in the lake... great way to cool off before heading back down.

Distance

5.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

1036 Feet

Activities

Photography, Swimming, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Holly Mandarich

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