Boulder Lake

EASY 38 reviews
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Boulder Lake is a 8.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Silverthorne, Colorado and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and fly fishing and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1906 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

fly fishing

hiking

lake

2 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

backpacking
13 days ago

Actually did this trail 2 years ago and just found this app. Great trail especially if you follow it around to Slate lake. It's quite a bit farther but worth it. Just more switchbacking for the first 2 miles and then open meadow for 4-5 miles after that.

15 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Great hike. Little bit of snow towards the end but nothing to hold you back from getting to the lake. Started at the rock creek trailhead. If you start at the first parking spot you hike the road the first mile-plus til you get to the actual trail.

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

7 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

This hike utilizes three trails to get to Boulder Lake. Don't park at the first parking lot you see, keep driving up the dirt road till you get to the Rock Creek Trail Head. You start off on the Rock Creek Trail. You'll come across the Gore Range Trail, you want to head to the right at that intersection, then after awhile you'll come up to the Boulder Lake trail intersection, take that to the left and you'll soon be at the Lower Boulder Lake. This is a moderate trail, wouldn't exactly classify this as easy. Maybe upper end of easy on the way up, but coming back there is a hill that is very steep and is anything but easy. Good for dogs as there is plenty of water run off. Lots of wildlife, in fact we had a chicken stand off with a Moose. Naturally when it started moving towards us we bushwacked up the hill and around, and eventually got back on the trail. You can see where this happened on my tracks. Mid September hike and there was very little in the bugs respect. No mosquitoes to speak of as in other posts. Leaves were changing producing some beautiful views. Payoff at the top is top notch.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful scenic hike with some steepness. I wish there were better instructions for following trail up to upper boulder lake...as I attempted it after reaching lower boulder lake but the trails aren't marked well after that point as far as directing how to further go up to upper boulder lake.

hiking
11 months ago

We enjoyed this hike quite a bit. There is a lot of scenic variety and the river below the lake was a fun surprise. As others have mentioned, be sure to take the unpaved road to the trailhead past the parking lot just off CR 1351. That will make it closer to a 5.5 mile hike instead of 8.3 miles.
There were a lot of mosquitos also but the lake was very pretty and the people along the way were always friendly.

11 months ago

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Nice hike, pretty steep both ways, lots of climbing. Lake is beautiful. Lots of mosquitoes

hiking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

hiking
Friday, September 25, 2015

Loved this hike, went early and enjoyed the peace and quiet.

hiking
Monday, September 14, 2015

Pretty trail but longer than 4.8m round trip, more like 6.2 mile round trip. Saw bow hunters on trail