Sylvan provides serenity in an alpine park perfect for daydreaming. Non-motorized boating and non-electrical camping offer the opportunity for quiet recreation at this gateway to the White River National Forest and the Holy Cross Wilderness. Overnight visitors can camp, stay in a cabin or lounge in a yurt while gazing at majestic mountains piercing the deep blue sky. At Sylvan Lake State Park, visitors leave the fast pace behind. Year-round, Sylvan is a break from the daily grind. It's home away from home. Spring, summer and fall are all about fishing, hiking, nature study, boating (non-motorized or electric trolling motors, only) and picnicking. Winters blanket of snow provides snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing and access to snowmobile trails.

It’s more moderate than easy due to long incline. Nice variety with parts deep in Aspen groves and others along ridge with nice views. Seems the Sylvan Lake construction has reduced use as there were several trees felled across the trail and some overgrowth.

trail running
3 months ago

Love this trail when you get to the top. It should not be rated easy though. Steep incline for 2 miles.

hiking
6 months ago

The beginning mile has a pretty good incline. Wasn't expecting that, but has beautiful views when you turn around. About 1.6 miles up we ran into snow which caused us to turn around. Heard some loud wilflife sounds which was cool and was nice and breezy. Good workout of a hike overall

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Great views at the top if you go off trail to the north.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Great fishing

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Great for lunch and a comfortable and beautiful hike.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Really pretty lake with pristine waters . There were so many bugs which detracted from the walk quite a bit for me.

hiking
Friday, June 16, 2017

So many other prettier hikes in the area. The wildflowers were gorgeous, though.

hiking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Beautiful easy hike around the lake. Great for families!

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Absolutely beautiful! Great hike around the lake about a 2 mile hike. Loved it! Pretty easy trail for. Family.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

great not to hard not to easy great views of the lake and change in scenery.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Great trail. Very scenic lake. Fishing in the lake was fair.

hiking
Saturday, November 09, 2013

We took a trail off to the right of the lake along the creek - end of summer and beautiful. Thru the fields and around the area. Easy for the kids and great picture taking.

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5 months ago

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Saturday, August 05, 2017

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

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Monday, May 08, 2017

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Friday, February 17, 2017

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016