Michigan Ditch Trail to Lake Agnes

EASY 8 reviews
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Michigan Ditch Trail to Lake Agnes is a 11 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

11.0 miles
718 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing


nature trips



wild flowers


2 months ago

Hiked this today, the trail is basically a single lane dirt road. Very slight incline. Great scenic trail, I ended up taking the trail up to thunder pass which still had a lot of snow. I almost made it to the pass but started breaking through the snow and had to turn around. Next time I go back I'll hike the entire trail and stay on Michigan Gulch to Lake Agnes

Sunday, June 25, 2017

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.

Monday, April 25, 2016

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

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.

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,

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.

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.

1 month ago

cross country skiing
7 months ago