Finch Lake from Finch Lake Trailhead

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Finch Lake from Finch Lake Trailhead is a 8.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Allenspark, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, snowshoeing, and backpacking and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 8.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2,011 feet Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

snowshoeing

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

Note: The road leading to this trailhead closes seasonally during the winter due to snow. This route has you starting at the Finch Lake Trailhead within Rocky Mountain National Park. You must pay the entrance fee to enter this area. There is another route to Finch Lake starting at the Allenspark Trailhead. You can find on AllTrails as "Finch Lake from Allenspark Trailhead".

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful, long snowshoe you finch lake today! Snowshoes were definitely needed (we started using them about a half mile from the trailhead and never took them off after), so it was much tougher than the usual hike. The road to the trailhead is also currently closed, so be prepared to walk an extra 3/4 mi or so to and from the trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Beautiful views. The majority of the trail has snow on it today. Traction was not necessary.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

A great stroll through the woods! I arrived just before 7am and parking wasn’t a problem, though there are not a ton of spaces at the TH (about 15). If needed, there is much more parking down the road by the Wild Basin TH / ranger station and the walk back to the Finch Lake TH is quick and easy. You’ll enjoy a lot of tree cover on this trail, so it’s perfect for a hot day. The trail consists of moderate climbing with some level sections to catch your breath. The terrain is rocky and dry, except for a few areas where there is some run off and it gets a touch muddy. There are a few lovely moments when you get great views of the basin as well as surrounding peaks. Though Finch Lake is beautiful, I prefer Sandbeach Lake and Ouzel Lake in regards to hikes-to-lakes in the wild basin area.

5 months ago

beautiful hike. tough workout. lake is amazing. not crowded. bring plenty of water and snacks.

hiking
muddy
snow
6 months ago

10 months ago

Definitely a snowshoeing Trail right now! The winter gate is closed, it probably adds about a mile and a half round trip to the hike. Beautiful winter hike! Trees protect you from wind the entire way to the lake!

fishing
1 month ago

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backpacking
3 months ago

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