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A short trail hitting multiple attractions that culminate in views from Spruce Lake.


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

Point to Point

10,242' 3,122 m

High

9,445' 2,879 m

Low

801' 244 m

Up

5' 2 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This short spur trail originates at the Fern - Odessa Lake Trail, just north of Fern Lake. It climbs moderately at first before leveling out atop the ridge. The trail contours to the west along the ridge for about a half mile before reaching Spruce Lake.

Take a moment to absorb the scenic nature of Spruce Lake and its surrounding flora. If you feel up to it, continue up the steepest section of trail for another half mile to Loomis Lake.

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Shared By:

Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 6 votes

#21

in Bear Lake

#23247

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  3.7 from 6 votes
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Trail Rankings

#21

in Bear Lake

#1,802

in Colorado

#23,247

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Common Aster
Jan 28, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Wow!
Apr 28, 2018 near Estes Park, CO
Snow drift melting at Spruce Lake on 6/24/19.
Jun 30, 2019 near Estes Park, CO
Sign on Fern Lake Trail showing the way to Spruce Lake.
Jun 30, 2019 near Estes Park, CO
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Jun 24, 2019
Michael Taylor
1.5mi — 12h 00m
Jun 24, 2019
Donovan Colegrove
Started from Fern Lake TH. Continued up to Castle Rock. 12mi
Jul 6, 2017
Ee Ee
Jul 23, 2016
Mike J
Beautiful day
Jul 2, 2015
Mike J
Aug 16, 1995
Paula M
Backpacking day 2
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