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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.

Length 7.4 mi Elevation gain 1,850 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Snow

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Jennifer Clark
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Hiking

Gorgeous morning! It’s hot this summer so bring your kayak or SUP and go to Lower Cataract Lake afterward!

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Maxwell Narten
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Bugs
Sarah R.
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HikingBugs

Did the loop from Eaglesmere trailhead to Surprise Lake trailhead with the first night camped at Eaglesmere lakes. Bugs are no joke! Seriously, apocalyptic level. Lake is nice, very wooded.

scott middlemist
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HikingBugsSnow

Great trail with some pretty steep sections and lots of mosquitoes. Many sections hand down trees and lots of marshy sections.

Dj Sasso
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Hiking

Very nice hike, narrow trail and plenty of mosquitos. Wild flowers are just beginning to blossom and the views of the lake were great. All trails says it is 7.4 miles but our GPS came out 9.4 round trip. It took us about 5.5 hours. Very little traffic. It was steep but not too rocky. Bri f bug spray.

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Kelly Bockert
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BackpackingBugs

We did a one night backpack here and couldn’t recommend it more. Be prepared for lots of mosquitos but if you get a campsite with a breeze they are manageable. Will be back!

Ashley Herold
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HikingBugs

Great secluded trail. Couple downed trees right across sections of the trail and the mosquitos are vicious the whole way. Lake is gorgeous though, and we saw signs for both black bear and moose along the way. Also, it’s over 8 miles round trip, not the 7 miles stated above.

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Shelby User
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Hiking

Great trail. There wasn’t tons of people despite it being Sunday. There were Definitely a lot of mosquitos. Beautiful view. I’d like to go back and go backpacking. My dog is also exhausted which is a plus, very dog friendly.

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Amanda M
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Hiking

Great trail! Easy to follow, steady incline up to the lake, great views along the way. As another reviewer stated the mosquitos were terrible starting at the trailhead. We had bug spray though so it wasn’t too much of a problem! Great mix of sun and shade, beautiful lake for a lunch break. A bit muddy once you turn onto Gore trail to the lake 6.13.20

Nicole Lei
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Hiking

Completed yesterday on 6.12.20. Mosquitos were HORRIBLE. Bring bug spray. Good mix of exposed sun and shade. Lake is pretty at the top!

Erik Stendebach
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HikingBugs

Views (including one of a waterfall across the valley) are fantastic. There are really cool transition areas between pine and aspen groves. The lake is pretty, and the hike is a good medium-effort trail. Only saw 2 other people on trail on a Wednesday afternoon.

Amanda LaPres
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Hiking

One of the prettiest hikes I’ve done in a while! Lots of green, lots of aspens, such nice views. We made it all the way to the lakes. Be ready to hop over some fallen trees. (I’m 5’3 and did just fine with them, though). Great balance of shade and sun. Still a little snowy here and there towards the lakes but nothing crazy. Some spots of mud but I was surprised there wasn’t more. Other than that, SO great! I’ll be back!

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Julie W.
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Hiking

Great views above Lower Cataract Lake. Fresh bear droppings, so be sure to bring bear spray and keep it in a spot where you can actually reach it. The aspen forest is spectacular, albeit can be a thin muddy trail. Loved the wetland meadow of globeflowers. Minor pockets of snow in the final 0.5 miles that are easy to get around.

Carly Morrison
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Madison Hayes
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HikingSnow

The beginning of the trail is extremely lush. So much greenery to look at! As you head up the trail, you have a steady gain. The first 3 miles of the trail is clear of snow. The only obstacle are downed trees that you can climb over to get back on the path. The last 1/4 of the trip has quite a bit of post-holing. My group and I were unable to get to the lakes due to dense snow around 700ft from the lake. I would say the trail would be good to go with a couple weeks to a month of good melting! But absolutely beautiful with wildflowers starting to bloom and breathtaking views!!! A must do.

Donna Reinsch
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Hiking

Great hike. The wind is bringing down many of the aspen leaves but still some very nice groves about midway to the lake.

Emily Taugner
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Hiking

The aspens were amazing! Gradual incline, wry nice hike.

Brittany Raper
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Hiking

The fall colors are showing beautifully with mainly yellows and oranges. The trail was well maintained with a few spots that you had to hop over some tree trunks but nothing strenuous. We did see a momma bear and 2 cubs off in the distance somewhere between this trail and the Lower Cataract Lake trail. Make sure to cautious and careful.

Colby Elliott
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Backpacking

Just wanted to post about some people that do not deserve to camp in the beautiful terrain that mother nature has made. Went and explored to Griffith Lake September 15th. It's a little off the trail so the last couple years it has been pretty much untouched. But whoever has stayed there recently should reevaluate their hobbies. Spent a couple hours cleaning up around the lake, broken bottles everywhere right up on the shoreline which would have easily been swallowed up this winter, bullet casings all over the place, all other sorts of plastic left there and god knows what I didn't see. Have some respect. The mountains are not your trailer park.

John Ray
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Hiking

Beautiful hike, lots of aspens changing colors, lots of flowering meadows, great views. Around 3 miles in there is a sign that marks #60 Gore trail. You'll want to follow that, as the unmarked trail that goes to the left just goes downhill into the valley, where there are other lakes.

Jack Tully
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Hiking

Hiked on 9/18/19, Wednesday. Trail was pretty empty, only saw a couple people and dogs. Active hunting in the area so be careful. Steady incline, mostly single track w brush along the sides. Lots of room to explore at the top around the lakes.

Marty Thompson
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HikingBugs
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Jon Rasmussen
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Hiking

Roundtrip distance to Eaglesmere Lakes is closer to 8.3 miles instead of the 7.4 miles listed on AllTrails. Parking for about 10 cars at the trailhead. This is a fun trail with lots of wildflowers - you will periodically go through a few meadows with hundreds of flowers. While the elevation gain is over 1800 feet, the trail has a steady incline the entire way up, making it feel like less. There are a few short steeper sections, but they don’t last long and the trail generally flattens out right after these sections. The trail is singletrack nearly the entire way and is crowded with plants - you will be rubbing against plants the entire way. I wore pants and my lower legs were pretty soaked by the time I reached the main lake. You will have great views of the Gore Range, lower Cataract Lake, and Cataract Falls. For a stretch of the trail, you will be able to hear the rushing water going over Cataract Falls, even before you see it. The lake was uncrowded on a Friday morning, but even if there are other hikers at the lake, it is big enough to find a secluded section.

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Мария Томаш
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HikingBugs

great trail to see some lovely views and a LOT of wildflowers!! only downside is a ton of mosquitos and horse flies so make sure u bring ur bugspray!!!

Jennifer Lewis
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Hiking

June 30, 2019. mosquitos were ferocious. Definitely wear long pants and a long sleeved shirt. Bring bug repellent. We had the trail to ourselves most of the day. Solid 4 round trip to Eaglesmere Lake. Downed trees and some snowpack made the trail harder to follow as you got close to the lake. Trail was muddy as you got closer to the Lake. There are many Aspen trees so we will return in the fall.

Mat Odonnell
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HikingBlowdownBugs

Beautiful views and weather. There was a lot of mud, high creek crossings and many downed trees across the trail. But we followed moose tracks the whole way up to Eaglesmere Lake. Then we continued around Gore range trail and met two glorious rangers near Surprise lake who had cleared the trail back down to Cataract parking area. Mosquitoes were bad! Still kid and leashed dog friendly.

Carey Sullivan
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Hiking

Great hike, got to snow about 2.2 made it to 2.6 miles. Snow was 3’ deep about a half mile past that. Not an easy hike, uphill and in the woods 75% of it. Fantastic view of the mountains and waterfalls! We will come back in fall and hike again!

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