ElevationAscent: 2,222' 677 m
Descent: -2,222' -677 m
High: 5,614' 1,711 m
Low: 3,439' 1,048 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)
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“A very popular trail leading to a glacially carved alpine lake in the beautiful Enchantments.”— Sarah Baker
Be prepared to share the trail with hundreds of people; this is an extremely popular route, especially on summer weekends. Make sure to keep this area beautiful for future generations by following Wilderness Regulations and staying on the trail at all times.
At 2.2 miles take a left at the junction with the Colchuck Lake Trail #1599.1. The trail immediately crosses Mountaineer Creek again and then climbs steeply over sometimes rocky and washed-out trail.
After climbing a quick 1,100 ft from the valley base, you'll reach Colchuck Lake. Meander along the lake's west edge while taking in the awesome views of Dragontail Peak and Colchuck Peak rising from the south end of the lake. Grab lunch and take in the epic views up towards Aasgard Pass where backpackers enter the upper Enchantment basin or take a swim in the deep blue lake if you want to cool off.
Land Manager: USFS - Okanogan & Wenatchee National Forest Office