Baldwin Lakes Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Baldwin Lakes Trail is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Nathrop, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.6 miles
2,427 feet
Out & Back

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mountain biking

off road driving



wild flowers


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From just south of Nathrop, go west on Chalk Creek Rd.(162), to Baldwin Gulch Rd.(277), follow this 4 wheel drive rd. to a fork, and take the road to the right to the lake.

off road driving
1 month ago

lakes are small and disappointing. take trail 279 instead. much better views.

Monday, June 26, 2017

I should begin by saying the directions from this app were incorrect unless you wanted to add 6 miles each way. Don't turn left onto the county road, park down by chasm lake fishing entry.
The first 1.2 is strong uphill but after that it evens out nicely! I was the only person I saw today on foot, everyone else on 4 wheelers but I was happy as a clam, you can do it.
You for sure need hiking boots, no tennis shoes for this climb. There's streams along the way from runoff and a lot of loose rock.
The first of the lakes is a joke just walk past it, the second is pretty although water levels are low so it's mushy around, I found a nice rock to perch up on for a bit.
Not sure why there are so many harsh ratings for this, I thought it was beautiful!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Very pretty hike, but the trail is a jeep trail with large rocks the entire 10 miles. Wear solid hiking shoes! The beauty of the hike is incredible, but the need to look down to see where you were stepping made it a lot less enjoyable.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The first part of the trip coincides with the Baldwin Gulch road that leads to the upper slopes of Mount Antero. The beginning is fairly steep but later levels off when it reaches the Baldwin Creek Valley. At a prominent fork marked with signs go to the right towards Baldwin Lake. Large rock glaciers line the southeastern side of the valley. Upper part of the valley is tundra with several small lakes below the larger Baldwin Lake

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