Cathedral Lake to Electric Pass Trail

HARD 31 reviews
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Cathedral Lake to Electric Pass Trail is a 9.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Aspen, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,740 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

skiing

snowshoeing

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Aspen: Drive 1/2 mile west of Aspen on Highway 82. At the roundabout, turn onto Castle Creek Road. Drive 12.2 miles up Castle Creek and turn right (shortly after passing Ashcroft) onto a gravel road, driving a 1/2 mile to the trailhead.

backpacking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike! Air was a little thinner than I was used to, so be ready to take some breaks on the way up. About a thousand feet below electric pass there's a meadow with a few spots that are great for putting up a tent as long as you're expecting good weather. Be prepared for it to get cold at night, though. It easily drops 20 degrees as soon as the sun goes below the horizon. Beautiful hike!

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

There is still a snowfield blocking the very top at the pass but still worth the hike.

hiking
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Magnificent lake, streams, waterfalls and spectacular panoramic views, You will hike through Aspen & Blue Spruce groves, open trails, shaded trails, rocky trails , smooth trails,flat trails and slightly steep. This HAS IT ALL!!!! Worth every bit of effort for views at top. A beginner can do this trail, it just may take a while. I'm a beginner and took me about 2 1/2 hours to reach top. Spent some time there and a good while at lake. We took 6 hours for round trip.

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Great hike.. Get an early start if doing the electric pass, cloud build up possible after 11 unless clear day.. Total of almost 12 miles of you stop at the lake. We finished it in 8 hours..

hiking
Thursday, July 19, 2012

What a view from the top! According to our measurements it was a 3500 ft climb and 7 hours to the top and back down to the car.

hiking
Friday, July 30, 2010

Great! In may rain in the middle and then be sunny again two minutes later.

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