Lizard Rock Trail

HARD 11 reviews

Lizard Rock Trail is a 12.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake George, Colorado that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3589 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Lake George: Spruce Grove Campground located approximately 13 miles northwest of the small town of Lake George, Colorado. Visitors may reach the campground by taking Highway 24 northwest from Lake George for 1 mile to County Road 77. Travel approximately 12 miles north on 77 through Tarryall City to reach the campground. The Lizard Rock Trailhead is located within the campground boundaries.

trail running
29 days ago

11-11-2017 I hiked this as an out and back from the Spruce Grove TH. Less than 6 miles RT and a little over 1K' elev. gain. Not sure what that lollipop trail map is. Maybe that's the right turn about 3/4 of the way to the summit? I assumed that was probably the Hankins Pass turn.

hiking
1 month ago

Good long hike, worth the time!

backpacking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked the entire high loop counterclock direction. AllTrails has this track distance and vertical quite short. Posted track shows 15.5 miles and a bit over 4200' vertical. Great trail though long day! Conditions were nearly perfect with 37deg start with brisk walk to warm up and 77 at finish, sunny and calm! Noting differences btw alltrails and our track, I see that alltrails' main trail track shows significant lack of all the trail detail such as switchbacks effectively underestimating the length

8 months ago

Trail we took was just under 5.5 miles round trip. Incredible views at the top.

9 months ago

hiking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

From the parking lot to the end of Lizard Rock Trail it was 5.34 miles. There was a total of just over 1000 feet of elevation gain. The last half mile was steeper than expected. The rock formation looks more like Jar Jar Binks than a lizard head.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

We hiked the Lizard Rock trail from the Spruce Grove Campground. We hiked to the summit of Hankins Pass, this is a beautiful hike with moderate use. We hit some fall colors along the way but the highlight was the aspen forest at the top of Hankins Pass.