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Trail

6.4 mile 10.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,388' 728 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,309' 3,447 m
Low: 8,922' 2,719 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

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Trail shared by Ryan Overton

Hike along Browns Creek, past a waterfall, and to a lake.

Ryan Overton

Features Lake · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

No camping allowed at trailhead. No motorized vehicles. Fire restrictions are very common in this area.

Description

Brown's Lake Trail is a moderately trafficked out-and-back trail located near Nathrop, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Overall, it is a pleasant hike to a beautiful waterfall.

This is a very fun trail to a spectacular waterfall. The hike has plenty of variety that will keep your interest including meadows, pine, and aspen forest. You'll be treated to many views of Mt Antero, and even get to test your balance by crossing Browns Creek via small log bridges.

The usage of the trail is moderate. You should expect to see 5-10 people on your hike.

The trail gains approximately 2400 ft in elevation.

Parts of the trail are sandy or have loose rock, so be prepared to get dusty, and you'll likely waste some energy on the soft ground.

Flora & Fauna

You'll encounter meadows, pine, and aspen forest. You'll be treated to many views of Mt. Antero, and even get to test your balance by crossing Browns Creek via small log bridges.

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May 2, 2019
Lora A
Aug 3, 2018
Joy Hughes
Awesome hike! 6.4mi
Jul 18, 2018
Allison Lynnette
6.4mi
Jul 14, 2018
Brian Huber
Hiked to the falls and back. Perfect evening conditions.
Jul 10, 2018
Tina Paknejad
May 26, 2018
Blake Calvert
Mar 31, 2018
Thayla Sullivan
Nov 24, 2017
AustinBrown Brown
Why wouldn't anyone rate this a 5-star trail? It's smooth, only steep at the start, and ends at a glorious waterfall, with views of the Collegiates! 6mi — 3h 00m

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  4.2 from 19 votes

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