Eaglesmere Lakes

MODERATE 21 reviews
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Eaglesmere Lakes is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Silverthorne, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2011 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

snow

hiking
1 day ago

Great in/out hike today. First, half of trail wasn't too bad, some mud and snow. Later half was covered in 3-5 inches of snow. Wish we had some spikes with us but nothing too bad. Didn't see anyone except a few hunters.

backpacking
28 days ago

Fall colors at their best this week. We camped at Eaglesmere Lakes. Didn't see any mammals at this altitude, including humans. It was beautiful and peaceful. Be prepared for night time temps in the 30s now. No facilities at the parking area or lakes.

backpacking
2 months ago

We did the 10-12 mile loop from Eaglesmere Trailhead to Tipperary Lake (halfway) to Surprise Trailhead. Easily doable in 1 day, but we made it a relaxing two. Drove up Friday and slept in the car and started at 8:00am. From Eaglesmere to Tipperary it took a little less than 4 hours at a moderate pace with lots of stops. Beautiful day at Tipperary and nice campsites around. From Tipperary to Surprise it only took about 2.5 hours. Very easy downhill. Not a lot of parking at Eaglesmere but plenty at Surprise and Cataract nearby. Look forward to a day hike here in the fall when the aspens change color.

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Quiet trail that's easy to follow.

hiking
3 months ago

Overall, a good trail, especially because it is pretty quiet and there's not too much activity. Gorgeous Aspen groves and large Evergreens are hard to beat. Only downsides are: It is a bit overgrown, so you can often be scraped by different bushes/plants. Lots of fallen logs to climb over. I'd definitely wear light hiking pants. Also, there are LOTS of bugs on this trail, which is rare for Colorado. Definitely spray down with insect repellant- I got eaten alive by mosquitos!

backpacking
3 months ago

I took this trail from the west to east coming off a loop. Mostly downhill in this direction. From the trailhead you can expect a uphill climb, but mostly not too steep. Some of the best wildflowers I have seen thus far, and a great view of the waterfall.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Beautiful scenery and wildflowers. Trail condition was a little sketchy. Lots of fallen trees. Watch out for the moose!! Luckily he wasn't interested in us or our dogs!!

4 months ago

Awesome views. We hiked the trail June 7th of this year. The trail was 100% covered in snow for the last hour of the hike. The lakes were still frozen but the place was awesome. There was at least 10 feet of snow all around the lake. The views were worth it tho. Will go back this summer.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sunday, October 09, 2016

The views at the lake make it all worth it. Trail is narrow at times but it's not a big deal. During our hike in October we encountered snow and a little mud. We practically had the entire place to ourselves. I would definitely go back during peak colors - I bet it is beautiful with all the Aspen groves.

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

Beautiful trail, need stabilizers/snowshoes to get back to the lakes right now (June 5). Wildflowers and birds own the first half of the trail. The second half is pine forest and has a lot of snow and bramble but I can't wait to come back in the fall so its easier to get to the lakes without carrying equipment for 3 miles to use for just 1 mile. A lot of 'widow makers' (loose branches that can fall at any moment) and I was attacked by fire ants at one point in the beginning of the trail, so be careful!

Saturday, June 04, 2016

hiking
Friday, January 22, 2016

Hiked this trail in the fall of 2015. Great view of a large cluster of aspen, great for leaf peeping. The trail was mostly covered, but did have some full exposure. I would say the hike for this trail was easy.

hiking
Saturday, October 03, 2015

hiking
Sunday, November 02, 2014