Lamphier Lake

MODERATE 12 reviews
#18 of 83 trails in

Lamphier Lake is a 5 mile moderately trafficked 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 nature trips and is best used from April until October.

5.0 miles
1,689 feet
Out & Back


nature trips




no dogs

Sunday, July 30, 2017

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.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

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

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.

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