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Though quite strenuous to get to, Amphitheater Lake is worth the journey. In fact, its remote and hard-to-get-to nature might be what makes it so special.

The lake itself is stunning, especially with Disappointment Peak looming overhead. However, the journey is also part of the reward; the closer you get to the lake, the better the views become of the valley below.

If you're lucky enough to obtain a free backcountry camping permit through the first come, first serve process, or through reservation, don't miss an opportunity to camp at Surprise Lake.

All-Day Hike: Follow the Amphitheater Lake hike.

Gem Type: Lake

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Tom Robson

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Aug 17, 2018
Bryan Dunning
Jul 11, 2018
Ryan Jolivette
Jul 5, 2018
Brandi Bohn
Jun 26, 2018
David Gutekunst
Epic! Trail snow covered at top
Sep 15, 2017
Sarah Kalei
Great hike even in the rain with a high of 45 degrees. Going down was a little strenuous on the knees but loved it overall
Jul 15, 2017
Ian Williamson
Lots of snow around amphitheater and surprise and lots of people after 11 am
Jul 2, 2017
Dan Murphy
Jun 12, 2017
Brandon Cheney
A wonderful hike

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