Emmaline Lake Trail to Cirque Meadows

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Emmaline Lake Trail to Cirque Meadows is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Box Prairie, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

7.2 miles
882 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips




wild flowers

2 months ago

Easy but satisfying hike. The first half is a mix of pines and young aspens. The second half is mostly pines. With a gradual incline, it open up to a beautiful view of a meadow. It got a little muddy near the meadow, but still doable.

3 months ago

Late April hike with a heavy snow last week.... should have prepared better. Snow shoes would have been very handy from the mummy trail junction on up......

Beautiful as always though.

10 months ago

10/7/17: This is a nice, easy going hike that still gets your heart pumping if you want. Adjectives I would use to describe this trail would be wide, rocky, and diverse. You don't want to bring your tennis shoe wearing friend on this one. There was a large group of kids, I assume from a daycamp of sorts, that were fairly distracting. Their excited voices echoed no matter how far from them we tried to get. (Expect to see people) Fort Collins got some super early snow last week that was still hanging out in the area. Delightful spot to be on a warm fall day.

The day we went it was very windy when we got to the meadows. Knock you hat off make your eyes non-stop water style wind. It's a great hike though.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Relatively easy hike to cirque meadows where there are multiple camp sites with fire rings. Great place to stay!

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Nice trail, still a lot of snow. Not a hard hike at all.

16 days ago

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017