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Chicago Lakes Trail

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Chicago Lakes Trail ist ein 9.1 Meilen langer, stark besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Idaho Springs, Colorado. Er führt entlang eines Sees, entlang eines Flusses und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist das ganze Jahr über zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 9.1 miles Höhenunterschied: 2,142 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

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Wandern

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Directions from Idaho Springs: Travel southwest on Highway 103 approximately 14 miles to Echo Lake Campground which is located at the intersection of Highway 103 and Highway 5 on the Mt. Evans Scenic Byway. The trail begins at the Echo Lake Campground.

wandern
eisig
schnee
10 hours ago

Hiked 1/25! Started at 11:30 and got back at 3:30! You shouldn’t need snow shoes but micro spikes were definitely needed. Beautiful views as always.

wandern
eisig
schnee
14 days ago

wandern
eisig
schnee
17 days ago

Walked to Chicago Lakes using Yaktrax, some post holing. If you stay on trail you are good try to deviate and you will be in snow that requires snow shoes. Started at sunrise 7ish and finished at 3 but I am not in a hurry and took 100 photos. Pick a sunny day and start early as wind can build up in late afternoon.

wandern
schnee
20 days ago

wandern
1 month ago

Hiked to the frozen lakes on Dec 6th. Fresh dusting of snow on the trail but still relatively easy to follow the trail from other hikers. Snowshoes are not necessary but micro spikes were extremely useful. The hike was beautiful and peaceful. Highly recommend it.

rucksacktour
eisig
schnee
2 months ago

The trail was mostly deserted yesterday. lots of ice; microspikes were the right choice! Camped at the (frozen) lakes. if you hike back about a mile, there are some spots with little wind.

wandern
eisig
schnee
steinig
2 months ago

eisig
schnee
2 months ago

what a lovely winter hike. Beautiful weather today. Definitely needed micro spikes. Be careful on the icy spots. It was absolutely beautiful all the way up to the upper Chicago lake. The last half mile was steep but the overall trail is pretty doable if you are an active person. Would definitely like to go back in Summer.

wandern
2 months ago

ohv trail good views

wandern
eisig
schnee
2 months ago

Great hike to Upper Chicago Lake. The entire trail is covered in snow/ice, so we used our microspikes. The trail starts in the woods and descends for 1 mile before you start climbing. We hiked mostly in the sun, so be sure to wear sunscreen. We crossed a couple of streams and made a final push between Lower and Upper Chicago Lakes using poles. Had lunch on the beach until the wind picked up. Total hike was 10.1 miles.

wandern
2 months ago

Nice hike in November after a few days of snow. The trail was snow packed. Because the snow was fresh, you step through 6-8 inches to get the Chicago’s Lake. Took some time to get there, but totally worth it. The lake was frozen and one could slide to the center of the lake and quietly lay down. Heading back down the trail was long and difficult towards the end. Expect to climb back up a mountain on your way back to your vehicle. I recommend going in the morning. It is quite peaceful. Long, long, hike. At the midpoint getting to the lake, there will be a stream. Watch where you step or you will fall straight through the ice. Happened to me!

wandern
schnee
3 months ago

Amazing hike! Definitely recommend at least poles if not crampons

wandern
3 months ago

Very slushy but so beautiful and fun. The elevation is varied, but not intense where it feels like you’re dying. I can’t wait to do this entire trail in warm weather. :). Busy at the front of the trail by the lake, traffic ceases after.

wandern
schnee
3 months ago

Hiked this on 10/20/19. We broke the trail in a fresh few inches of snow. It was very cold but not too windy so it was very comfortable. The snow made it tricky to navigate some of the rocks and also covered up some small streams which we didn’t see until we were walking in them. Made it just past the lower lake but ended up turning around due to being cold and having wet feet. My watch said it was about 9.4 miles round trip. Saw no one else on the trail until the very end. Would do again and hopefully will make it to the upper lake!

wandern
3 months ago

Great trail. Around 10 miles round trip. Lots of shade and steady incline. U descend down initially which means the last part of the hike you have incline. Ugh! The last 0.5 miles over the ridge to the upper lake was brutal incline but weather was pretty. We couldn’t stay at the upper lake because once we reached the ridge the temps dropped by 30 degrees and was so windy. It is one I will do again. Gorgeous hike!

wandern
3 months ago

I hiked this with a friend and my golden retriever on 10/13/2019. It was probably one of my favorite trails! Something we didn’t realize was that if you continue to walk past Chicago lake you can go to summit lake. We had already gone as far as we wanted since we started up at echo lake, which makes the whole trail to Chicago lake about 10 miles there and back, we were ready to head back. It was very steep and rocky at first from echo lake but it is such a wonderful hike with a great variation in terrain we couldn’t have been happier with the decision. I would be a bit cautious if you try to do this right after it snows or rains, but it’s great and I would highly recommend !

wandern
3 months ago

First time ever hiking so I can’t compare to others but absolutely loved the hike and the distance. Left around 7:40am, plenty of parking found, got back to car 1:30pm, lots of stops and ate lunch at Chicago lakes. Highly recommend this trail. A wide variety of great views. Saw at least a dozen people on whole hike. 10/12/19

wandern
schnee
3 months ago

Light snow in places, not icy at all yet. Most of the fall leaves have changed. Still an amazing hike.

wandern
3 months ago

A lot of the aspens have lost their leaves unfortunately! But the lakes are so blue and the vertical incline of the mountains is wicked. Such a perspective change from always seeing the lakes from above at summit lake. 9 miles and if you are acclimated I’d rate this as moderate!!

wandern
steinig
3 months ago

Highest yield day-hike within an hour drive of Denver. While it is tempting to stop once you see the first Chicago Lake (not the reservoir), the views and reward for an extra .6 miles of hiking up to the second lake is well worth the effort. Fall colors are out and 80% of leaves have turned bright yellow/red as of 10/4/19. Bring at least a liter of water per person and some food to snack on along the way.

wandern
3 months ago

Did this hike yesterday. beautiful hike. good variation of views, foliage, hiking, etc... is especially nice now with fall colors. probably my new favorite hike. I don't think it was easy as some say. pretty good exercise for 9 miles. I felt it the next day. absolutely recommend this trail.

wandern
3 months ago

Amazing hike this time of the year! Aspens are bright yellow and everything is so colorful. Easy hike for 9 miles and fairly gradual most of the way

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