Echo Lake to Summit Lake

MODERATE 25 reviews
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Echo Lake to Summit Lake is a 11.1 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 April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3293 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 day ago

This was a fantastic trail! The only tricky part is that the trail is not well marked when you hit the first of the two Chicago Lakes. The trail goes to the right of the lake and there is a fork in the trail that is pretty easy to miss. The portion of the trail that looks more travelled goes to the right and ends up in a huge boulder/scree field with tons of brambles. (I unfortunately took this route and ended up searching for the trail for quite some time while having to carry my dog through the tricky sections). The correct trail goes to the LEFT at the fork and goes below the boulder field. It is a bit overgrown and muddy, but definitely beats the first route. It is a long trail, so be sure to ration your water. I unfortunately only make it to the upper Chicago Lake because of weather coming in, but I am going to attempt it again to get to the summit lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

The mileage is more like 12 miles from Echo lake to Summit Lake. It’s absolutely beautiful. If you take this route, the last mile is a difficult steep incline so save your energy and water for it.

hiking
10 months ago

Really pretty views the first half of the hike. Took us about an hour to reach the second lake. The only downfall was the trail was fairly crowded and there were several large groups of kids on the trail. If you're hiking for the solitude this probably isn't the right trail but it's a great one for views!

10 months ago

Chicago lakes beautiful, steep climb up to see summit lake.

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Sunday, September 04, 2016