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Browns Creek Trail #1429

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Length

6.4 Miles 10.3 Kilometers


Elevation

2,388' 728 m

Ascent

0' 0 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

11,309' 3,447 m

High

8,922' 2,719 m

Low

Conditions


Unknown

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

Ryan Overton

Overview

No camping allowed at trailhead. No motorized vehicles. Fire restrictions are very common in this area.
Features: Lake — River/Creek — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Description [Suggest Changes]

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 [Suggest Changes]

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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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
Oct 25, 2017
will carter
Dry conditions. Lots of horse poop 3.5mi
Sep 15, 2017
PATRICK ROONEY
Jun 9, 2017
Charlotte Branton
13mi — 5h 30m
May 29, 2017
Michael Defrancesco
May 7, 2017
Matt Stoub
12.8mi
Apr 15, 2017
Brian Lane
5.4mi — 4h 54m

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Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 11 votes

#1

in Browns Creek

#4269

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  4.0 from 11 votes
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#1

in Browns Creek

#373

in Colorado

#4,269

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