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Causeway Lake

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Epic views on the way to a beautiful lake.


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10.1

Miles

16.3

KM

Out and Back

11,563' 3,525 m

High

10,291' 3,137 m

Low

2,383' 726 m

Up

2,383' 726 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Must follow Federal Wilderness Area restrictions.

Overview

A great out-and-back hike with great views of Devil's Causway and Causeway Lake.

Need to Know

This is a wilderness area therefore some trails are not well maintained, and there may be a lack of signage. Bring along a map if you are unfamiliar with the area.

Description

Start at the Stillwater Reservoir. From the trailhead, follow the East Fork Trail #1119 as it heads north along the reservoir. Almost a mile in, there is a fork; stay right and follow the East Fork Trail into the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. About 1.5 miles in, you'll pass Little Causeway Lake on your left side. Continue on as you climb toward the ridgeline. About 2.5 miles in, you'll reach the ridgeline. Take in the extraordinary views!

At this point, you can head left up the ridge towards Devil's Causeway, a narrow land bridge that will certainly get your heart pumping! If you choose not to explore this short detour, head right and begin your descent into the East Fork Watershed. From here, the trail is a mix of smooth singletrack with more technical sections. About two miles from the ridge, Causeway Lake will come into view.

Enjoy the solitude, and don't forget your bug spray.

Flora & Fauna

Lots and lots of wildflowers.

Contacts

Shared By:

Max Krueger

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Overlooking Causeway Lake and Chinese Wall
Nov 11, 2020 near Hayden, CO
Little over growing not used very much.
Jul 24, 2020 near Hayden, CO
Wildflowers
Jul 11, 2018 near Gypsum, CO
Flat Tops
Jul 11, 2018 near Hayden, CO
Chinese Wall
Jul 11, 2018 near Hayden, CO

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