Corona Lake is a 2 mile out and back trail located near Nederland, CO and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from July until August.
The "real" Corona Lake hike, as mentioned by other reviewers, is reached via an hour plus 15 mile windy switchback rough dirt road car ride on route 80. It's beautiful and worthwhile, just know what you are in for. It's an adventure just getting to the trail head found at https://goo.gl/maps/remzdTwXbAA2 . Access route 80 from hiway 40 about 1/2 mile west of Winter Park Drive near the ski mountain, not the town.
The mapped trail is NOT Corona Lake. It is, however, a great hike through the woods on trails shared with a lot of mountain biking. The trail head for the blue line mapped trail is in the Rendezvous neighborhood on north side of hiway 40 at west end of Winter Park (continue on the road past Catholic church). There are a few public parking spots near the trail. It's a moderately easy trek with some elevation change.
Beautiful, scenic. Wild flowers, lake views, snow. Fishing/fly fishing. This is not an easily accessible trail! Plan at least 1-2 hours to get to the trail and another hour to get out and you will need a vehicle with ground clearance due to the rough road.
A beautiful hike. Loved every minute of it. GREAT views!
Super simple hike. Incredible views of the Winter Park / Fraser Valley. I recommend this hike for a quick backpack getaway lakeside. Note: Rollins pass road takes 1-2 hours to drive up due to the road condition. Also, Plan ahead as Google Maps ( directions ) takes you to the wrong entrance road ( which will be closed ).