Explore Echo Lake Park

Echo Lake Park

Distance

1.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

88 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Jason Hatfield

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic

A beautiful subalpine lake with easy year-round access.

Located at the base of Mt. Evans Road, Echo Lake sits next to Squaw Pass Road, providing a great jumping-off point for numerous adventures. The park serves as a trailhead for hiking or snowshoeing into the Mount Evans Wilderness, offers picnic areas, and includes a nearby campground with 17 sites. The area has dark night skies for photographing the Milky Way, and when the lake is frozen interesting cracks form in the ice. The lake is also a popular fishing spot, although actually catching a fish can prove difficult.

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

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Frankie S

almost 2 years ago

Sweet Views

Great spot, if you find the main parking area full head up the scenic byway just past echo lake towards Juniper pass for some really, really sweet views of Mt. Evans and more!

Distance

1.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

88 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Jason Hatfield

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