Diamond Lake Trail

 10 votes

3.6 Miles 5.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

981' 299 m

Ascent

-1,006' -307 m

Descent

11,509' 3,508 m

High

10,594' 3,229 m

Low

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Minor Issues

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A late-to-open trail made better by the multiple highlights along this route.

Tom Robson

Overview

Campfires are not allowed. Camping at Diamond lake is limited to designated sites only. Permits required for overnight stays inside the Indian Peaks Wilderness from June 1 - September 15.
Features: Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The Diamond Lake Trail forks left from the Arapaho Pass Trail and drops 0.5 miles before crossing the North Fork of Middle Boulder Creek. Diamond Lake is located a mile further uphill from the bridge and scenic waterfall. This stretch of trail is on a northeast-facing aspect and holds snow during June and into July. In fact, those without orienteering skills that venture on the trail too early discover the lake impossible to find.

Continuing straight and passing the Diamond Lake side trail, the main trail continues for 2.4 miles, and climbs up to cross the ridge just above tree line. The drop to tree line may be difficult to find. There are piles of rock (cairns) at the edge of the trees. The Diamond Lake Trail joins the Devils Thumb Trail for access to Jasper and Devil's Thumb Lakes.

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Oct 6, 2017
Gillian Scarborough
Aug 6, 2017
Maren Miller
Jul 22, 2017
laura Kimble
Took the Arapaho Pass trail from 4th of July TH to DL trail - made it the ~1.5 mi out to the lake and back. Gorgeous wildflowers. Rained and hailed 3mi
Jul 20, 2017
M@ T
Jul 15, 2017
Chelsea Zemmin
with Julianna. leash required. cold at the start. at the trailhead by 730ish. 5.3mi
Jul 3, 2017
Elisheva Wexler
Jul 1, 2017
Urs Ula
Jul 1, 2017
Ryan Overton

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  4.7 from 9 votes

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Conditions


Minor Issues 7 hours ago
Snowy, Icy - Multiple frozen sections running over the trail make the hike icy and dangerous but doable if you have the right footwear.
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