Lamphier Lake

MODERATE 9 reviews
#17 of 69 trails in

Lamphier Lake is a 4.4 mile out and back trail located near Pitkin, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until September.

4.4 miles
1683 feet
Out & Back




no dogs

15 days ago

1 month ago

2 months ago

Beautiful hike. Lots of rocks. It's more of a 3 mile in, 3 mile out hike. Crossed 2 creeks and very refreshing. Only disappointment was too many rocks.

3 months ago

3 months ago

For a moderate hike, especially in distance, this hike paid off with an incredible view and very few people to compete with.

3 months ago

Sunday, July 24, 2016

beautiful the whole way!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Spent 2 nights camping at Lamphier Lake. The hike is pretty much uphill all the way from the trailhead, and crosses a creek several times. Parts of the trail are fairly steep and rocky, and a few sections double as a small stream as well. We made the trip with an 8 year old, and she had no difficulties making the journey. On the trip back we had to share parts of the trail with cattle, including a couple of bulls. Aside from the mess they left on the trail and having to complete with them for space at the stream crossings, they were no more than a minor nuisance. The mosquitoes were out in numbers on the trail, both up and back, and around the lake, particularly at dusk. All in all, this was a nice hike and a good place to camp. We stayed during the week and had the place all to ourselves at night, and just a few flyfishermen during the days.