Grizzly Lake is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Nathrop, CO and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fishing, and off road driving and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
off road driving
Take Chalk Creek Rd. west just south of Nathrop, follow it quite a few miles to the trailhaead.
Fantastic hike. Very steep but rewarded with magnificent alpine beauty.
We hiked this trail on an overcast, rainy day. The first bit of the trail is steep and rocky and there is an initial creek crossing. As hikers, this took some maneuvering, but if you're in a jeep, no worries. There are spots to camp along the road and by the lake.
In my opinion: The views of the surrounding mountains aren't as splendid from this lake as they are from others nearby (Pomeroy, Billings, etc.) because it is much lower in elevation. Still worth a visit.