Heart Lake via Rogers Pass Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Heart Lake via Rogers Pass Trail is a 9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Winter Park, CO that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.0 miles 2887 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

snow

Lots of parking at Moffat Tunnel.

22 days ago

We hiked the 5 miles (10 round trip) from S. Boulder Creek Trailhead / East Moffit Tunnel all the way up to Rogers Pass. The climbs pretty gradually from the trailhead up to Rogers peak lake which was maybe 3 miles or so. This portion of the hike was moderate at the most. If you decide to make the push up to heart lake, the trail gets steeper. Look up to your west and you will see the trail. Heat lake is worth the extra effort. Once at heart lake you can make an even steeper push up to Rogers Pass. You can see the trail switchbacking up. Good hike, dogs on leash, fishing. Well worth it. Oh yea and some pretty amazing views all along the way.

1 month ago

Great hike and excellent views. Windy at heart

hiking
1 month ago

Really great hike! Lots of snow right now, but made everything remarkably beautiful. Make sure to get their in the morning to avoid the crowds in the afternoon.

backpacking
2 months ago

This was our first major hike in CO. The best trail for a beginner backpack. you slowly creep up over 2k in elevation in four miles. We got to Rogers Pass lake by nightfall and set up camp. The views were spectacular in the morning. We then hiked to Heart lake which is less than a mile away. You can take the side trail on roger pass to get to the top of a small peak where the continental divide trail crosses. Beautiful scenery and places to camp. No permit needed. We started on a Sunday evening and saw little foot traffic the first day. By Tuesday there was a lot of traffic on the trail on our way back down. Would highly recommend this hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Great and rewarding hike! Some parts were quite easy and others kicked the wind out of me. I have 2 active dogs and the trail had plenty of accessible water and shade for them. This is a great hike for active dogs, but not for the pups that don't hike regularly.
Follow the signs towards boulder creek/crater lakes, eventually you will see a trail marker for Roger's Pass.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike- all the trails in this area are all very similar and great however the last mile push will be the most difficult. But it is a beautiful area and you will not be disappointed in the view at the end! Advice: always start your trails early, avoid afternoon storms, and loads of people on the trail with you.

hiking
3 months ago

An excellent hike, and not a very far drive from Boulder area. I'm sure it's more crowded on a weekend, but (on a Thursday - starting around 8:30am) we passed hardly anyone on the way up. A few campers at the top. More people on the way down, for sure.
You'll pass 2 lakes (one is a small pond, really; Roger's Pass is the other - both spectacular!) before Heart Lake, but it's not far after that!

hiking
4 months ago

loved it!
hiked up the W slope to the highest peak behind. stunning 360 views

4 months ago

Spectacular beauty! Wildflowers, water, lakes and views.

5 months ago

Great hike. Camping isnt very defined but that's not necessarily a bad thing. it's a great place to hang out and you can hike up higher to get a better view

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

It was a great trail, the only complaint is that the description says it is lightly trafficked and this trail was anything but. There were over 50 cars at the trailhead and you were constantly running into people.

Beautiful area and scenery, and loved it despite the amount of people.

5 months ago

Beautiful Spring hike! Trail was about 80% in the snow but didn't require snow shoes. Didn't use microspikes on the way up, but they were very useful on the way down. The trail is a little hard to track due to the snow, but just keep following the valley up and you'll end up in the right place!

8 months ago

Did it last fall.Came up from the rollinsville side. Had the place nearly to myself it felt like. Definitely one I plan to do again

hiking
1 year ago

Nice, fairly easy hike to Rogers Peak lake on the way to Heart Lake, which further up on Rogers Pass. Both lakes are quite pretty.

hiking
1 year ago

Lovely and fairly easy hike via South Boulder creek trail, Rogers pass trail to Rogers Peak lake and Heart Lake. After Crater lake split, there are several bridge crossing over Clayton creek And climbs gradually thru forest. Look for blue spots on the trees that mark the trail. Trail is rocky, rooted but fairly easy to hike. There is a small pond before Rogers Peak lake that some confused for the lake itself. After Rogers Peak lake there is little bit of steeper climb to Heart Lake. It was bit windy higher up on Rogers Pass beyond Heart lake. Pro trails has fairly accurate description of trail.

hiking
1 year ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this hike. Started shortly after 7am, very few people on the trail at that point. You have a chance to see several meadows along the hike at the beginning and end, wildflowers still in bloom in late August. The extra distance to Rogers Pass is definitely worth it as well.

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

1 year ago

very nice hike, long trail worth the views at rodgers pass lake.