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Forest Lakes Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (10)

A beautiful trail connecting Moffat Road with East Portal.


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Map Key

2.9

Miles

4.6

KM

Point to Point

11,007' 3,355 m

High

9,581' 2,920 m

Low

1,425' 434 m

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Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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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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Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  4.5 from 10 votes

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Upper Forest Lake.
Oct 23, 2016 near Winter…, CO

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Jun 20, 2020
Mike Amolsch
Several lakes, rivers. Falls, mud. - incredible day near Nederland! One of the better hikes for sure- 12mi
Nov 24, 2019
Stephen Pack
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