You have to go .6 to Judd Falls so take that mileage into account. The lake is amazing! The last 1.5 is quiet rough, very rocky and uphill but it's really only that last bit that is uphill.

Best wildflowers! So beautiful. Vistas are amazing.

mountain biking
12 days ago

Don't believe the sign at the upper parking trail head. It says 4, but it's almost 5 miles. And the last mile is over 800 feet of elevation..

It's a good day hike, but just be prepared for that last 45 minute push.

But it's worth it when you finally get there.

From the bottom parking lot, the full hike is closer to 11 miles.

hiking
13 days ago

Gorgeous trail. We went last year and the wildflowers were beautiful. My husband and I hiked it. In case you are a first timer like us- do note there are a lot of bikers on the trail. With it being such a narrow trail, we had to move out of their way which became a little bit of a pain because we also had our dog, but still well worth the beautiful hike.

mountain biking
20 days ago

Amazing wildflowers & single track !

hiking
27 days ago

27 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

Don't make the mistake I did. At the place along the trail where you get wilderness permits there is a big sign saying Copper Lake Trail which is angled so that it looks as though you should follow a trail that goes behind the sign. The positioning of this sign is poor, and caused me to go a long way off course. Otherwise a really enjoyable hike and I think the creek crossings are a bonus for cooling the feet.

Nice views, lots of wildflowers, and lots of flies due to horse dung on the somewhat muddy trails. There are a number of options as to trails, from fairly easy to steeper. It was my first hike in Crested Butte area.

mountain biking
1 month ago

in mid-july this hike has good wildflowers around mile two in the open Meadows and the reward is the high mountain lake at the end very nice hike!

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trail - not too difficult - winds through meadows and aspen and pine forest. You'll have to share parts of the trail with horses (and what they leave behind). TAKE bug spray - you'll need it in the summer. If you during wildflower season (late June - Late July) you will be amazed. Truly spectacular (especially if it was a heavy snow winter). There is another trail called Snodgrass Trail - same trail head - that branches off to the left after you cross the second set of stairs (over a barb-wire fence). Also a great trail but beware of lots and lots of mountain bikers on a very narrow and windy path. Highly recommend this in summer.

hiking
1 month ago

The Snodgrass trail was a great trail! We went the route listed on this app. It is a perfect mix of difficulty, got the heart rate up at times but left us with beautiful views of Aspens and Pines. We started at the trailhead and took a left at the first fork. This was was mostly uphill the entire way, which left us going downhill the second half of the loop. Took our 9 month old Boxer puppy with us and she loved it too!