Lamphier Lake is a 4.4 mile out and back trail located near Pitkin, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until September.
beautiful the whole way!
Spent 2 nights camping at Lamphier Lake. The hike is pretty much uphill all the way from the trailhead, and crosses a creek several times. Parts of the trail are fairly steep and rocky, and a few sections double as a small stream as well. We made the trip with an 8 year old, and she had no difficulties making the journey. On the trip back we had to share parts of the trail with cattle, including a couple of bulls. Aside from the mess they left on the trail and having to complete with them for space at the stream crossings, they were no more than a minor nuisance. The mosquitoes were out in numbers on the trail, both up and back, and around the lake, particularly at dusk. All in all, this was a nice hike and a good place to camp. We stayed during the week and had the place all to ourselves at night, and just a few flyfishermen during the days.