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Lower Sand Creek Lake Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.9 mile 1.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 378' 115 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,471' 3,496 m
Low: 11,093' 3,381 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Andrew Todd

A short, consistent climb to Lower Sand Creek Lake, which is an incredible place to fish for trout.

Andrew Todd

Features Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views

Description

This is a short but steady climb to Lower Sand Creek Lake, which is a spectacular mountain lake surrounded by spectacular mountain views.

Unless you plan to visit in the early spring, or late fall, the trail should be clear of obstacles. In the shoulder seasons, snow and tree fall can add challenges to visits on this trail. This is a great destination all on its own, or as a stop on the way to Upper Sand Creek Lake.

Flora & Fauna

Sand Creek (at the start) and Lower Sand Creek Lake (at the finish) are loaded with hybrid cutthroat trout. Definitely bring your fishing rod.

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Aug 6, 2018
Brian Huddleston
We camped there last week and it was great! 12mi — 6h 00m

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#421

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Hybrid cutthroat trout that is abundant in Lower Sand Creek Lake.
Oct 18, 2015 near Crestone, CO

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