Abyss Trail to Helms Lake

MODERATE 8 reviews
#16 of 30 trails in

Abyss Trail to Helms Lake is a 11 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Grant, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
11.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,306 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

3 months ago

Did this trail Friday. Most of the leaves have already fallen. Only hiked about 3 miles in, didn’t go all the way to the lake. Hike is pretty easy, didn’t encounter many steep areas up to the 3 mile point. Some good views about 1.5-2 miles in. Overall had heard really good things about this trail and was kind of disappointed, the drive in was prettier with leaves and views than the actual trail. However, I will probably come back for the lake next season!

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful trail in this season

4 months ago

Amazing Fall hike!

4 months ago

Beautiful hike for fall foliage! Leaves were at peak on 9/19. Didn't make it to the lake this trip, because of time constraints but will definately be back. Making this one of my new favorites for fall hiking!

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

The first couple of miles are nice a pretty free of snow. Gets a little trickier to find the trail the higher you go due to the snow. Didn't make it to the lake and didn't see any tracks of anyone who had. Still a lovely hike though. Camped nearby and was great weather.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
7 months ago