Michigan Ditch Trail to Lake Agnes

EASY 5 reviews
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Michigan Ditch Trail to Lake Agnes is a 11.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Walden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
11.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1059 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cross country skiing

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

3 months ago

This trail is great for a long easy hike. $3.00 self service pay station on the way in and opportunities to split off onto the more difficult American trail. We followed this trail to almost the end, but then ran into some snow and a rock scramble. Even though we couldn't finish the hike to the lake, it's still an amazing walk with amazing views.

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

Date: 24 April 2016
Cost: $3.00
Conditions: Overcast, Mid-30s
Traffic: None

Pros:
Beautiful scenery pushes you to make the next spur and see what is around the next corner. It is great for a stroll at a decent elevation. Traffic every time I have been is virtually none, leaving the trail just for me and my friends.

Cons:
With the winter weather, storms can come in quicker than expected and the trail's composure can change drastically from cleared to hard pack to soft powder.

To note, there are plenty of fun treasures to see on this relaxing hike.

Climb, Adapt, and Overcome,
Savage

cross country skiing
Sunday, February 14, 2016

In true fashion, there were a lot of fellow explorers out today! Had fun with the friends but the trail was chopped up and a bit icy. Can't wait to return this summer and head up to the lakes.

snowshoeing
Sunday, January 11, 2015

Shoed it with some friends up to the American Lakes trail spur, and it is a fun, fairly flat trail with some nice snow and great views ranging from woods to the surrounding peaks. Snow ranges from fresh powder to packed by snow machines, so it is great for a group with varying experience. Connects to a few other trails, too.