Baker Gulch to Parika Lake

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Baker Gulch to Parika Lake is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Lake, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
10.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,683 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

1 month ago

Hiked in with the family including a 9, 14, and 15 year old. It is a nice hike through old growth forest interspersed with meadows and rocky areas. The last mile and a half is tough but worth it ... and the kids crushed it. Enjoyed the lake on a bluebird day and traffic on a Tuesday was very light. On the way out we saw a bull moose just below the lake bedded down in the shade.

camping
2 months ago

Backpacked in. Camped 2 nights. Seen a large bull moose right below Parika lake on the 2nd day. Around 20 people came up in the time I was there. Very beautiful. Hiked up to Parika's summit, beautiful views. Lots of fresh water. Awesome hike. Awesome stay.

2 months ago

Hiked mid-June, still some snow around but it wasn’t anything major. Lots of wildflowers!

backpacking
2 months ago

Saw many bull moose. Last mile and a half are definitely strenuous. Trail was well maintained with a few wet spots. Beautiful flowers and very green.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017