Ouzel Lake Trail

MODERATE 75 reviews
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Ouzel Lake Trail is a 9.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Allenspark, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
9.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1781 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

Take Hwy 7 south out of Lyons past Allenspark, to Wild Basin Trailhead.

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2 days ago

Just a few stretches of snow on the trail, of which the longest was probably 10 yards. Windy up top but otherwise great fall hike.

6 days ago

furthest lot was still open yesterday. pretty empty past ouzel falls. snow add ice on the trail were minimal. great views of longs, meeker and other peaks after ouzel falls. great pine forest and smaller water falls up to that point. lake itself is partly frozen at this point

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1 month ago

The best part of this hike are the falls in the first 2-3 miles. There are better high-altitude, alpine lakes to hike in RMNP. But the falls are spectacular and worth while by themselves. Save the last 3 miles of the hike for other alpine lakes.

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1 month ago

This hike has lots of attractions. Copeland Falls, Calypso Cascades, Ouzel Falls, Ouzel Lake, wooded areas, and open vistas. Ouzel Lake is located in a marshy area and very wooded, so don't expect a lot of sitting areas. Since the flood, you'll have to do a little bushwacking to get up close and personal with Ouzel Falls.

hiking
1 month ago

This was an amazingly beautiful hike! It is an easy hike, with some rocky spots. We encountered an elk, and a moose on our hike. The trail was well maintained and easily marked. There were only a dozen or so people hiking this trail for a Tuesday in late August. I would recommend this scenic trail with the river parallel to the trail, and breathtaking waterfalls.
Raquel

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2 months ago

Beautiful hike. Don't miss the little pond near the campsite filled with green lily pads!

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