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blue Forest Lakes Trail

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2.9 mile 4.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,425' 434 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,007' 3,355 m
Low: 9,581' 2,920 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A beautiful trail connecting Moffat Road with East Portal.

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

Description

The Forest Lakes Trail cuts across the front of a steep ridge on an old road for a half-mile until it intersects Arapaho Creek. It follows the creek for about another mile before it turns away from the creek to the northeast following a gentle grade to the lower of the two lakes. The trail leads around the lower lake and continues west to the upper Forest Lake, finally connecting to Rollins Pass (aka Corona Pass) another quarter-mile past upper Forest Lake.

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Feb 18, 2019
Steve Chaput
Jan 27, 2019
Alex O'Connell
Snow well packed until junction with Arapaho Creek Trail. Beyond this, lots of snow on the steep; much less traffic. Beware of skiers. 6mi — 4h 00m
Sep 8, 2018
Joe Glynn
No scrambling, but good workout. We did a loop: East Portal-Rogers Pass-Rollins Pass and a bit on the Moffat Road, finishing with Forest Lakes. 18.4mi — 7h 30m
Aug 14, 2018
Robin In Denver
Beautiful hike in the forest that crosses creeks and rocks ending at a picturesque lake. Good elevation gain for a good workout. Lovely hike!
Jul 31, 2018
Rebecca Falgoust
Jul 9, 2018
Sara Schwartzkopf
Jul 6, 2018
Mike J
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  4.3 from 7 votes

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