Echo Lake to Idaho Springs Reservoir

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Echo Lake to Idaho Springs Reservoir is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Georgetown, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
885 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

The actual track is to follow the signs for Chicago Lakes, there is no indicator for Idaho Springs Reservoir so I got confused right off the bat. Also, Squaw Pass road is shoulder-to-shoulder snow and ice about 3-4 miles from the trailhead...probably best to use AWD or SUV vehicle to access. Lake and reservoir are both frozen and beautiful! very very cold and windy at the reservoir so dress warmly. Many slippery and treacherous spots only inches from a steep grade cliff, please be careful and GO SLOW. Overall, an amazing hike with gorgeous views, but maybe best left to the experienced during the winter.

hiking
3 months ago

great views

hiking
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Short and sweet. Probably wouldn’t make the trip from Denver just for this hike because it was pretty short, but would be great if hitting a couple of hikes in this area. I would rate this hike as easy. Snow makes portions slippery and it’s much colder by the water. You will need layers and gloves. Took about an hour from lake to reservoir.

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