Lake Evelyn Trail

HARD 14 reviews
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Lake Evelyn Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fraser, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,148 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Granby: Travel west on Highway 40 approximately 14 miles to County Road 3/Forest Road 139. Travel south on Road 3/139 a total of about 22 miles, ( about 5 miles up Keyser Creek) to Forest Road 136. Go right on 136 and follow about 2 1/2 miles to the Lake Evelyn Trailhead.

10 days ago

7/8 road to the trailhead is closed due to fires in the area. Beautiful drive up to the road closure though, abundant wildflowers with a few Columbine!

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike. It took us a little over 2 hours to get to the lake. That was at a leisurely pace with a few stops. Trail is well maintained and diverse. A few steep sections. Not easy for those who are from low altitude. We live at 8500'. Lots of fish in the lake. Years ago we tried fishing it but the fish wouldn't bite. Beautiful wildflowers, mushrooms, very old spruce trees. So peaceful with the creek near the trail most of the way.

hiking
11 months ago

Wonderful hike!! Directions to trailhead are a bit off. 9 miles from county road 3 on Church Park road. 4 miles from fork. Definitely need a 4W vehicle to get to trailhead. Plenty of shade along trail.

hiking
11 months ago

The road up there is a bit rough; I would be weary of bringing a car up there. But.. B.e.a.u.tiful hike! It is straight vertical to the lake, so half of the hike is a pretty steep climb. However, it's absolutely gorgeous with streams and small waterfalls around every corner. The lake is not deep, if you want to swim, but I would recommend water shoes or hiking sandals to wade over the slippery rocks (and potential fishing hooks!). BRING mosquito repellent!!!!

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

This was a very nice hike although we did not make it up to the lake. At the beginning of the trail a portion of the log bridge has been washed out, the trail became difficult to follow due to lingering snow pack. There were also downed trees in several places across the trail. There were a lot of signs of moose in the area so keep your eyes peeled. A four wheel drive or vehicle with some clearance is needed for the road up as it is pretty rough. We will be trying this one again once it thaws a bit more.

hiking
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Don't try this without some heavy 4wd...Hike is mostly deep trees with a pretty underwhelming lake at the top. Only view is of the small lake. Still some snow pack at the top, bring your gaiters.

hiking
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Awesome hike, rough road to get to the TH though so be prepared. I was able to pick my way up in a FWD, normal clearance vehicle... just need to be careful :)

hiking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Beautiful hike. Rough drive to trailhead. 4wd a must, with adequate ground clearance.

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hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

backpacking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

backpacking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016