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Lawn Lake Trail

 11 votes

Length

6.3 Miles 10.2 Kilometers


Elevation

2,448' 746 m

Ascent

0' 0 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

10,997' 3,352 m

High

8,549' 2,606 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 28 days ago
Muddy, Snowy, Icy - Extra traction recommend after 2 miles and snow shoes after 4 to 4 1/2 miles. Lake was frozen over, but still worth the hike. History

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A wonderful, moderate trail through a historically flooded drainage.

Brian Smith

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

From the Lawn Lake Trailhead, this trail immediately starts to ascend the southern flank of Bighorn Mountain through a series of switchbacks. At about the one mile mark, the grade lessens and the trail contours toward the Roaring River Drainage.

You'll hike into the drainage and follow it, through occasional switchbacks and steeper sections, for the remainder of the trail. Evidence of damage from the 1982 Lawn Lake flood is still apparent along Roaring River. Eventually you'll reach a junction with Black Canyon Trail at which point you've covered just over 5.5 miles. Continue past the junction for another half a mile or so to the terminus at Lawn Lake.

From here, you have the option of following the Crystal Lake Trail (1.5 miles) to Crystal Lake.

In the summer of 2016, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) teamed up with the National Park Service (NPS) to restore this trail which sustained significant damage during the September 2013 floods. To learn more about VOC's Lawn Lake Trail Restoration project, click here.

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Apr 27, 2018
David Giles
Need snow shoes and extra traction. 12.6mi
Dec 31, 2017
Keith McCue
Nov 9, 2017
Greg Nava
Sep 3, 2017
Todd Schaefer
Aug 25, 2017
Sally Ulianich
AMAZING! 15.7mi
Aug 22, 2017
Molly Maron
Jul 11, 2017
Kate Muller
Jul 4, 2017
Alexander Albert
Only went 2.4 miles up, will need to go back to get up to lawn lake. Historic lake that broke and flooded the area. 2.4mi

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  4.4 from 11 votes

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#275

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#3,561

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