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Boulder Lake Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.2 mile 5.1 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 621' 189 m
Descent: -71' -22 m
High: 10,055' 3,065 m
Low: 9,494' 2,894 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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A beautiful forested trail to a high alpine lake.

Chelsea Gribbin

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

Need to Know

There is no parking up at the top of the road where the map suggests this trail starts as of 7/14/19! Instead you'll have to park at the lot off Route 9 and walk up the gravel road for roughly 2.5 miles before hitting the trailhead.

In addition, the bridge across the largest stream you'll encounter about a mile from the top has had a tree fall on it. This has caused the bridge to dip into the water by about 3 inches and you'll need to step over the tree. It is still possible to cross but be sure of your footing.

Finally, bring lots of bug spray, the entire trail runs parallel to some form of water and the mosquitoes were never-ending.

Description

The trail winds through the forest until a junction with Gore Range Trail. Continue straight past the junction and continuing climbing until you reach lower boulder lake. You can continue on past lower boulder lake, but the trail is not as well defined.

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Jul 29, 2017
Ian Hill
Cool hike with two huge moose! Lovely fields of bog and little elevation change. Can't park at the trailhead which is a bummer because it adds 3 mile 10mi
Jun 4, 2017
Josie Neuzil
Lovely hike. Lots of downed trees and snow on the trail still. It added about 30 min to our hike.
Jul 30, 2016
Ellen Jardine
Lovely undulating trail through the woods, up to beautiful Boulder Lake. Plentiful camping. 5.7mi

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Lower Boulder Lake.
Aug 3, 2016 near Silvert…, CO
Boulder Lake near the outlet.
Oct 23, 2016 near Silvert…, CO
Forested trail, good for a hot day.
Oct 23, 2016 near Silvert…, CO

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