Cross Creek Trail to Surprise Lake

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Cross Creek Trail to Surprise Lake is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Minturn, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
820 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

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15 days ago

We hiked here with our dogs and it was awesome! The trail has a good combination of uphills, downhills, and flat sections and some great views. There was a really nice meadow area near the creek where we left the trail and played in the creek for a bit and the trail was easy to find again, even after following the creek for a while. There was a fork in the trail at one point and we took the right trail which took us to a GORGEOUS view of the creek below, and it was here that we turned around to make it home before dark. Next time we will take the left fork to see where it goes!

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1 month ago

This was one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever done. It is a great place to escape the world.

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3 months ago

Nice moderate trail. Beautiful cascades

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3 months ago

Got 2.4 miles in and had to turn around due to weather. Not a hard hike. Nice trailhead

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3 months ago

This was a really nice hike. Not too strenuous and not crowded. The trail is in great condition. You get some nice walking by water. But bring bug spray! We lost the trail because of the overgrown brush just before the lake. We also turned back because some hikers coming the other way told us they spotted a bear.