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Sandbeach Lake Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.1 (20)

A fun uphill trail leading to a beautiful lake


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Map Key

4.4

Miles

7.1

KM

Point to Point

10,319' 3,145 m

High

8,384' 2,555 m

Low

1,955' 596 m

Up

152' 46 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

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Features Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife

Description

This is a pretty consistently steep trail that leads to Sandbeach Lake in a mainly forested section of Wild Basin. The first portion of the trail climbs quickly to just below the ridgeline and follows the ridge until just before Campers Creek backcountry campsite.

You'll eventually cross Campers Creek, and follow close to Hunters Creek, and then head up towards Sandbeach Lake. The last push before the lake is somewhat steep but this last little push is worth it for the amazing views at the lake.

Take your time to appreciate the alpine lake, and maybe dip your toes in its icy water. Once you have had your fill of this spectacular area, head back the same way back to your car.

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aaron moore

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 20 votes

#2

in Wild Basin

#889

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#2

in Wild Basin

#138

in Colorado

#889

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Photos

Going up the trail.
Sep 6, 2017 near Estes Park, CO
Hunters Creek.
Sep 6, 2017 near Grand Lake, CO
Solitude.
Sep 6, 2017 near Grand Lake, CO
This is about two miles going up the trail to the lake.
Sep 6, 2017 near Estes Park, CO
Nice contrast, this is about where the fall color stops, the rest is mostly evergreen.
Oct 9, 2019 near Estes Park, CO
Hunters Creek
Sep 6, 2017 near Grand Lake, CO

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Mar 17, 2020
Shauna Owens
Oct 25, 2019
Cynthia B.
Oct 8, 2019
JP Jones
Steady climb but excellent quality trail, nice decent, the first mile is packed with fall color opportunity. 9mi — 4h 00m
Aug 24, 2019
Carolyn C
With forest and Taylor and Eric
Aug 15, 2019
Bailey Sterk
Jun 27, 2019
Matt Hage
Mosquitos are out in full force! — 4h 00m
Jun 17, 2019
Donovan Colegrove
9mi
Sep 21, 2018
Jake Stanton
Uphill all the way. Tough climb. ~1:45 decent time. 4.4mi