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A beautiful trail which climbs to Surprise lake, a serene mountain lake.


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Map Key

2.6

Miles

4.2

KM

Point to Point

9,988' 3,044 m

High

8,627' 2,630 m

Low

1,361' 415 m

Up

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Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Unknown

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

Description

Surprise Lake is in the northern portion of the Gore Range in the Eagles Nest Wilderness. The beginning of the trail passes through aspen groves and spruce/fir forests. Eventually, the trail climbs steadily up to the lake. Surprise Lake is nestled in the trees and is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery. An abundance of wildflowers can be seen from mid-June through early July along this trail.

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Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 3 votes

#3

in Heeney

#23851

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  3.7 from 3 votes
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#3

in Heeney

#1,881

in Colorado

#23,851

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Jul 6, 2024
Dmitry S
Sep 5, 2022
Maureen Mulvaney
Aug 14, 2022
Paul Gallaher
Out and back. A fun trail today. Everything was dry. On some of the steeper sections, some will find trekking poles useful. 6.1mi — 2h 45m
Jun 6, 2018
Hallie Von Bank
6.2mi
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