Rainbow Lake Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews

Rainbow Lake Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Frisco, CO that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.1 miles 240 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

snow

18 days ago

Beautiful trail!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike to the lake, with lots of possibilities to continue on for a longer hike or bike ride.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike for out of town guests. You can also access it via the Mt Royal start and then cut over -- just know the start of the Mt Royal hike is more challenging. Especially beautiful in the fall with the aspens! I wrote more about it here: https://goo.gl/cgLgQP

hiking
1 month ago

Easy to find, easy hike (not sure why this is listed as moderate, I'm a novice hiker and I think an average person could do this in tennis shoes with no poles or gear very easily). Nice lake view at the end, and streams visible many places along the path. Great first trail if you're coming on vacation from lower elevations.

1 month ago

2 months ago

It's beautiful in fall, it's nice and short, and is a great trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Really nice hike for when you don't have a lot of time. doesn't take long to get to the lake.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a great hike to do with kids. Just the right distance before complaining sets in. Not too many steep spots, and plenty to look at. Took a 11 yr old, 9 yr old, 4 yr old and carried a newborn. We saw great fall colors on the way to the lake.

hiking
2 months ago

Lovely! This was a wonderful and easy hike through some beautiful trees and ending at a nice viewpoint over the lake. As visitors to the mountains, it was a nice hike without being too physically taxing.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a beautiful trail with Rainbow Lake at one mile. Many Aspen, Ponderosa Pine and a bubbling brook that you cross several times over well maintained bridges. A great hike to help get acclimated to the altitude.

hiking
3 months ago

My dog & I totally enjoyed this very easy hike this morning. I'm not understanding the comments below about the trail not being marked. It was very clearly marked and quite obvious. I recommend doing this trail in the morning while the sun filters through the trees - very pretty. Several babbling brooks for dogs to get drinks. Perfect trail for young children. Rumor has it that a bull moose has been spotted lately swimming across the lake.

4 months ago

4 months ago

nice easy trail for the family. The lake view is worth the easy hike. enjoy

4 months ago

My 4 year old neice was able to complete this hike. Fair warning the hike is not well marked but it is worth the views and wildflowers.

4 months ago

Quick. Pretty.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail. Still pretty muddy so hiking shoes suggested if you don't wanna ruin your sneaks. The lake itself is nice but nothing to brag about. There are a couple nice spots to sit and relax by the water. I couldn't walk around the lake completely as there was a lot of deep mud and snow around the back of the lake still. This trail is a couple blocks from my house so I would do it again.

hiking
9 months ago

I have hiked this trail a couple of times ITS NOT WELL MARKED AT ALL and runs through dozens of other un marked trails but the lake is amazing and worth the hike !!

1 year ago

great for the kiddod