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Earn solitude and lakeside views from this easily accessible trail, just above Nederland.


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Map Key

4.4

Miles

7.1

KM

Point to Point

11,653' 3,552 m

High

9,669' 2,947 m

Low

1,984' 605 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

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

Campfires are not allowed. Permits required for overnight stays inside the Indian Peaks Wilderness from June 1 - September 15.

Description

After diverging from the Devils Thumb Trail, King Lake Trail soon enters the Indian Peaks Wilderness and steadily gains 1200 feet in elevation over the next four miles.

Towards the upper end, the trestles of the Moffat Road are visible on the side of the ridge to the left. About a mile before reaching King Lake, the trail makes several switchbacks. Trail #810 to Betty & Bob Lakes Trail forks north from the main trail at the river crossing about a -mile east of King Lake. The King Lake Trail passes King Lake and briefly climbs a ridge to the Continental Divide. There it meets the High Lonesome Trail #7.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Robson

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 7 votes

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#186

in Colorado

#1,187

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Photos

Descending to Kings Lake surrounded by Yellow Paintbrush.
Aug 1, 2017 near Fraser, CO
King Lake.
Aug 25, 2015 near Fraser, CO
King Lake Trail 08/06/18
Sep 28, 2018 near Fraser, CO
Taking in the views while filtering water on King Lake Trail 08/07/18
Sep 28, 2018 near Fraser, CO
King Lake Trail view to the east 08/07/18
Sep 28, 2018 near Fraser, CO
High Lonesome backside
Jul 19, 2020 near Fraser, CO

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