Cascade Creek Trail to Mirror Lake and Crater Lake is a 12.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Granby, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Permits required for overnight camping June-Mid September, designated sites only. No campfires allowed. Dogs on leash only.
Very dog friendly/family friendly trail. Not hard at all.
Easy hike. Beautiful scenery with meadows, a bull moose, and stunning waterfalls.
Easier than expected hike out to the falls and back. Small amount of mud and snow closer to the falls and some fallen trees over the trail but nothing that made us turn around. Not crowded at all after the monarch lake loop.
Easy hike, beautiful scenery - even saw a few moose!
My most favorite hike to date! Take your camping gear and camp around mirror lake. Mirror lake is a small lake just before crater. Don't be fooled when you see the first big lake with the view of Lone Eagle Point. Keep following the trail around to the right and the trees will open up to reveal Crater lake. The lake is so clean and very cold. Bring your swimming trunks and camp out in the sun. You will need a permit if you want to camp. Rained all the way to Lone Eagle on the hike. Cleared up just as we started to set up camp, and turned out to be perfectly sunny and 70 the next day. Hike on around the lake if you want a better view of the waterfall. I hiked up the waterfall and took some pictures down at the lake. Well worth the extra effort.