Ouzel Lake Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews
#34 of 122 trails in

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.

9.7 miles 1781 feet Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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

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5 months ago

Beautiful lake!

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6 months ago

Started at 7am on a Thursday and there was only a few cars in the lot. The three separate falls are beautiful. Went up to ouzel lake and had the entire lake to myself. It was like nothing I've seen before. Back at the falls, the trail was pretty full. Returned to the parking lot at noon and the lot was full

6 months ago

Hiked to Upper Ouzel Campsite this August. The trail is great, especially past Ouzel Falls, where the crowds thin out and the scenery becomes surreal.

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7 months ago

Beautiful lake. Not too many people that went this far. We were the only group at the time so it was extremely tranquil!

7 months ago

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7 months ago

First rime in that corner of the park, wonderful waterfalls and cascades to the lake. More people on the trail then I expected, so get there early to park.

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8 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls and country. Definitely worth the extra two mile walk to the lake! Such an amazing place!

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9 months ago

Great hike in Rocky Mountain National Park - Wild Basin Trailhead.

The trail included a raging river (one of the best I have seen in the park), a waterfall (Ouzel Falls), and of course Ouzel Lake. The hike was mostly through forest and opens up to some views of surrounding peaks a mile or two before the lake. After Ouzel Falls you lose the crowd. Saw some deer near Ouzel Lake.

About 10 miles out and back. Easy grade most of the trail. The snow was patchy but no traction is required and backcountry camping spots are clear.

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9 months ago

Loved the sound of the water for this hike! Made it to the lake but was a little difficult with the snow. Hard to keep the trail. Defiantly not an easy hike but than again only my second one ever. Worth it all in the end!

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9 months ago

Beautiful hike! Did this one yesterday and there was still quite a bit of snow. Had cramp ons and slowly got to the end with some difficulty, however snow shoes would have been ideal.

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1 year ago

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