Willow Lakes Trail is a 11.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Silverthorne, CO that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
Two trails start here; the Wilowbrook trail links to Mesa Cortina following South Willow Creek, The Ditch Trail goes directly to the Gore Range Trail following North Willow Creek. The destinations one could reach from these two trails are too numerous to mention. Two trails start here; the Wilowbrook trail links to Mesa Cortina following South Willow Creek, The Ditch Trail goes directly to the Gore Range Trail following North Willow Creek. The destinations one could reach from these two trails are too numerous to mention. It is possible to link the two trails along the Gore Range Trail to make a loop returning to the same spot.
Such a great hike! It is a long one, but so worth it! Amazing lakes and streams.
I backpack this trail every year with some friends. It takes between 2.5-3.5 hrs to get in. The first half mile and then then mile 2.5-3.5 can be rough while backpacking, but overall the hike is pleasant. The scenery and fishing at the top are awesome.
One of my top 5 hikes in Colorado. It's a great year round trail as it's pretty well traveled. The first 30 minutes follows along a river and is quite shady making it very comfortable in the summer. At the fork, you can pick up the Gore Range trail and head in either direction. If you take a right at the fork, there is a series of waterfalls about 1 to 1 1/2 hrs back. This area is not very shaded and can be quite hot but is well worth the trip.
nice trail; make sure you hit the falls!
Nice trail, pretty packed snow, but still fell through a bit.
Pretty hike with fairly gentle terrain to willow falls