Cathedral Lake to Electric Pass Trail is a 9.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Aspen, CO that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Aspen: Drive 1/2 mile west of Aspen on Highway 82. At the roundabout, turn onto Castle Creek Road. Drive 12.2 miles up Castle Creek and turn right (shortly after passing Ashcroft) onto a gravel road, driving a 1/2 mile to the trailhead.
Magnificent lake, streams, waterfalls and spectacular panoramic views, You will hike through Aspen & Blue Spruce groves, open trails, shaded trails, rocky trails , smooth trails,flat trails and slightly steep. This HAS IT ALL!!!! Worth every bit of effort for views at top. A beginner can do this trail, it just may take a while. I'm a beginner and took me about 2 1/2 hours to reach top. Spent some time there and a good while at lake. We took 6 hours for round trip.
Great hike.. Get an early start if doing the electric pass, cloud build up possible after 11 unless clear day.. Total of almost 12 miles of you stop at the lake. We finished it in 8 hours..
What a view from the top! According to our measurements it was a 3500 ft climb and 7 hours to the top and back down to the car.
Great! In may rain in the middle and then be sunny again two minutes later.