Heart Lake via Rogers Pass Trail

MODERATE 44 reviews
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Heart Lake via Rogers Pass Trail is a 9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Winter Park, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2883 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

snow

Lots of parking at Moffat Tunnel.

backpacking
2 days ago

Has anybody done this recently and can give me a snow report?

hiking
5 days ago

trail running
9 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Started off in parking lot with no snow on the ground all the way up to the Forest Lakes turn off. Snow covered trail to Crater Lakes and once past Crater Lakes Trail, needed snowshoes the entire way. Once at the lake, no need for snowshoes. Lots of streams/creeks so be ready to get wet. Expect in a week or two (as long as no more spring snow) snowshoes won't be required.

2 months ago

snowshoeing
4 months ago

We made it 4 miles in very deep snow at times. Nice workout though. Single digit temps. Love the area.

snowshoeing
5 months ago

Snowshoes up to Heart Lake from south Boulder creek trail head. Quite a work out w/snowshoes . Very windy at the lake and no visible trail. Beautiful!

snowshoeing
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

We hiked the 5 miles (10 round trip) from S. Boulder Creek Trailhead / East Moffit Tunnel all the way up to Rogers Pass. The climbs pretty gradually from the trailhead up to Rogers peak lake which was maybe 3 miles or so. This portion of the hike was moderate at the most. If you decide to make the push up to heart lake, the trail gets steeper. Look up to your west and you will see the trail. Heat lake is worth the extra effort. Once at heart lake you can make an even steeper push up to Rogers Pass. You can see the trail switchbacking up. Good hike, dogs on leash, fishing. Well worth it. Oh yea and some pretty amazing views all along the way.

8 months ago

Great hike and excellent views. Windy at heart

hiking
8 months ago

Really great hike! Lots of snow right now, but made everything remarkably beautiful. Make sure to get their in the morning to avoid the crowds in the afternoon.

backpacking
8 months ago

This was our first major hike in CO. The best trail for a beginner backpack. you slowly creep up over 2k in elevation in four miles. We got to Rogers Pass lake by nightfall and set up camp. The views were spectacular in the morning. We then hiked to Heart lake which is less than a mile away. You can take the side trail on roger pass to get to the top of a small peak where the continental divide trail crosses. Beautiful scenery and places to camp. No permit needed. We started on a Sunday evening and saw little foot traffic the first day. By Tuesday there was a lot of traffic on the trail on our way back down. Would highly recommend this hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Great and rewarding hike! Some parts were quite easy and others kicked the wind out of me. I have 2 active dogs and the trail had plenty of accessible water and shade for them. This is a great hike for active dogs, but not for the pups that don't hike regularly.
Follow the signs towards boulder creek/crater lakes, eventually you will see a trail marker for Roger's Pass.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike- all the trails in this area are all very similar and great however the last mile push will be the most difficult. But it is a beautiful area and you will not be disappointed in the view at the end! Advice: always start your trails early, avoid afternoon storms, and loads of people on the trail with you.

hiking
10 months ago

An excellent hike, and not a very far drive from Boulder area. I'm sure it's more crowded on a weekend, but (on a Thursday - starting around 8:30am) we passed hardly anyone on the way up. A few campers at the top. More people on the way down, for sure.
You'll pass 2 lakes (one is a small pond, really; Roger's Pass is the other - both spectacular!) before Heart Lake, but it's not far after that!

camping
10 months ago

10 months ago

backpacking
10 months ago