Arapahoe Pass and Lake Dorothy Trail

MODERATE 86 reviews
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Arapahoe Pass and Lake Dorothy Trail is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Nederland, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1942 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

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So beautiful, tons of incline, flowers and critters. Bring sun screen and a jacket.

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20 days ago

Absolutely beautiful hike and the wildflowers were stunning. Lots of pikas too!

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22 days ago

Great hike! We drove our car to the trailhead, but immediately wished we would have taken our truck. Very bumpy dirt road with lots of rocks and pot holes. Doable in a car, but if you have another option, I would recommend that.

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22 days ago

Arrived around 4pm yesterday and we were done around 8pm. Hiked at a good pace but stopped often to take loads of pictures. We could not get over the stunning views. Also, the wildflowers are totally amazing right now.

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1 month ago

unreal wildflowers right now

1 month ago

Awesome hike!! A little tough but the views are amazing and the lake is so clear and beautiful.

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail, I would say it's moderate, not hard. If you go all the way over the pass and down Caribou pass on the West side of the divide, that part is really steep. But the climb up from 4th of July trailhead is very doable and not too steep. Views at the top of Indian Peaks is worth it and you get good views of RMNP at the top.

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