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Corona Lake is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Rollinsville, Colorado that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 449 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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1 day ago

The 128 that would be most direct (you get to thru Lakota neighborhood) is closed for construction and looks like it will be for a long time. You need to take Forest Road 149, for which the turnoff is a dirt road directly off of 40. It will take about 1.25 hours on a dirt road that gets very rough in sections. You need clearance to pass - even in my Pathfinder, some rocks scraped the underside several times. Make sure you download the map because there is a turn you'll need to take. But the drive's scenery is spectacular the whole way. And it's certainly worth it when you get there. Just breathtaking. And there was only one other family there, leaving when we arrived. While you don't have to walk further than you want, you do drop down from the road, and the walk back up for those not used to elevation will be a workout. But it's worth it!

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1 month ago

The gates are still closed which puts you about 10.8 miles from the 2 lake. It wasn't a bad hike but moderate would be a great way to describe it.

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1 month ago

The roads to get there are currently closed to cars—and we tried a few. Looks like you could probably get there by bike.

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9 months ago

We tried to find this trail but both of our navigation maps took us on a big loop on dirt road so will maybe try another time.

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9 months ago

Corona Lake is a nice easy morning hike. It's just beautiful back at the lake.

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10 months ago

Beautiful, easy hike with amazing views. The Corona pass drive to get there is quite the experience. Very bumpy dirt road. But, the views and hike were worth the drive.

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10 months ago

Easy, but High altitude stroll. Some of the trail is wet and muddy but for the most part this is a great short hike to go picnic Corona lake. Would recommend 4x4 or subi to get up Corona pass, but its a fun drive in a 4x4.

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10 months ago

Great dog-friendly trail and low traffic. We only saw a couple people on the trail. Great views, plenty of shade and beautiful lake.

11 months ago

The logging road to this trail was closed to motor vehicles. You can walk in but it is a very extensive walk just to get to the trail.

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11 months ago

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11 months ago

Gorgeous lake, gorgeous views, and short manageable trail. Still a bit of snow on 7/13/19 and the surrounding terrain is very wet and boggy, so a little hard to get footing at times. The road up is 4x4 only, lots of deep ruts, rocks, puddles, so take your time to navigate and don’t wreck your car. Absolutely worth the drive, the whole area at the pass is incredible.

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11 months ago

The road leading up to the trail is quite bumpy. 4wd recommended. The area is beautiful. Went here 06 July, 2019 and most of the trail was covered in snow. Definitely will come back once it all melts.

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Fri Jul 05 2019

Didn’t make it to the actual lake beaches of snow, but views are amazing. Drive up was fun, suvs are fine on dirt road.

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Tue Jul 31 2018

2 hour slow drive from Fraser, pretty, but faster access by taking Corona Pass Road off 40.

Sun Jul 08 2018

It was a lovely hike, but the road to access it, is no longer accessible. So, you need to hike basically from behind the Lakota development. So, we did not make it to the lake, but the hike was lovely all the same. Watch out for the beautiful coral orchids!

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Sat Sep 30 2017

It's snowing from the old miners bridge to the top about 1.9 miles. White out conditions, if you go up from this point on, have a 4x4 that has an off road package and snow tires. This road is a 4x4 with huge boulders and holes. We enjoyed the ride, the scenery is priceless. It's only 11 mi from WInter Park, but takes over an hour. You couldn't see the lake as the snow rolled in. However, the continental divide is where it's at even on a snowy day.

Sun Aug 27 2017

Pretty easy hike once you've made it up the pass. The road has gotten bumpier the last couple of years, still once you've made it, the view is well worth the drive

Mon Jul 10 2017

Outstanding views but long rocky drive up

Sat Jun 17 2017

Road was closed 8 miles before trailhead, and it was unrelated to weather because there was no snow. It was a real bummer because we drove so far.

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Sun Jul 10 2016

Beautiful, scenic. Wild flowers, lake views, snow. Fishing/fly fishing. This is not an easily accessible trail! Plan at least 1-2 hours to get to the trail and another hour to get out and you will need a vehicle with ground clearance due to the rough road.

Sat Aug 08 2015

A beautiful hike. Loved every minute of it. GREAT views!

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Mon Aug 11 2014

Super simple hike. Incredible views of the Winter Park / Fraser Valley. I recommend this hike for a quick backpack getaway lakeside. Note: Rollins pass road takes 1-2 hours to drive up due to the road condition. Also, Plan ahead as Google Maps ( directions ) takes you to the wrong entrance road ( which will be closed ).

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