Chasm Lake

MODERATE 216 reviews

Chasm Lake is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2624 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

horseback riding

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Take Hyw. 7 out of Lyons to Longs Peak trailhead.

1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

This hike was not easy in the best way! Beautiful view from the lake, a variety of wildlife, waterfalls and plenty of spots to rest and take it all in. Moderate incline hike with a little bit of rock climbing - a fun trail!

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

My friend and I tackled this hike yesterday and it was amazing! It is accurately classified as 'Moderate', as the 8-mile round trip trek was somewhat challenging, but the end result (Chasm Lake) and waterfalls along the way make it incredibly rewarding!

We started our hike around 8:30 am and completed it around 1:30 pm. The most difficult part of the trail is the uphill trek right before you reach the fork to head to Long's Peak or Chasm Lake. But once you reach that ridge it is pretty much all downhill from there, with the exception of a short scramble up the boulders to reach the lake.

This hike definitely made me want to attempt to summit Long's Peak, which I know is incredibly difficult, but that peak was calling out to me! That might be the next adventure :) I would highly suggest this hike to all decently experienced hikers. I definitely want to do this one again ... Maybe in the winter next go-around!

hiking
7 days ago

Good moderate trail. Steady incline. Would be difficult for a beginner. Have to climb rocks right before the lake. Beautiful views.

hiking
7 days ago

Such a beautiful hike! Views of so many surrounding hikes. It was one of my favorites!

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

15 days ago

was ice floating in lake in early July

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

15 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

19 days ago

Amazing trail - challenging but just enough... the views and final destination are completely worth it.

hiking
20 days ago