Lake Ann Trail

HARD 8 reviews

Lake Ann Trail is a 13.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Granite, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until September.

DISTANCE
13.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3631 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Go north out of Buena Vista to Clear Creek Res., than go west to Windfield on FR. 360, continue on until you get to the trailhead.

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9 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

The South Fork Clear Creek TH to the Lake Ann trail is one of the most beautiful hikes in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. The terrain is varied, the views of the Three Apostles are spectacular, and there are many gorgeous spots to take a breather and have a snack, including the small falls you have to cross, and the large granite rocks overlooking the creek after the falls. If you take the detour to Lake Ann, rather than hike over the Continental Divide, the hike is more moderate-to-hard than hard. Well worth the effort. The Banker Mine is a fun detour on the way in.

2 months ago

Not easy - but worth the trek!

hiking
2 months ago

End of June and still lots of snow and downed trees which caused us to lose the trail for a bit. The lake was iced over but still beautiful. There was a crew working on the trail and making nice improvements.

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Saturday, July 02, 2016

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Lake Ann Trail is a scenic trail to a lake above timberline with great views of Mt. Huron and the Three Apostles. Best time to go is July-August. You can also hike past Lake Ann and go to a saddle above the Lake and see the Taylor Valley on the other side.