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Eagles Nest Summit Loop is a 22.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Silverthorne, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 22.6 mi Elevation gain 6,709 ft Route type Loop

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Solana Archuleta
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Beautiful trail, but we were using Gaia GPS and it didn't seem to lead to a trail that allowed summiting of Eagles Nest. We talked to another group who said the same thing with their map. So the whole loop ended up being about 18 miles instead. Also the "loop" drops you at a different trailhead but it's only about a quarter mile back to the other one. Once you pass Upper Cataract Lake and go to Mirror Lake, the trail can be difficult to follow but otherwise was usually pretty clear. The longer side of the loop is much prettier and I would recommend going up that way to maximize views! Lots of wildflowers and a ridiculous amount of mosquitos during this wet year! Unfortunately we didn't see any wildlife. Lots of shade and places to fill water bottles!

Wade Kaple
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Backpacking

Great trail!! Camped at Upper Cataract and Eaglesmere. Didn't summit, but did climb up the waterfall above Upper Cataract and found a little feeder lake that was just beautiful!! Great fishing at Upper Cataract as well.

Alex Wolfe
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Christopher Magera
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Phillip Rohlwing
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Frank McWillams
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Christopher Magera
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