Red Deer Lake via Red Deer Lake and Buchanan Pass Trail

HARD 6 reviews
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Red Deer Lake via Red Deer Lake and Buchanan Pass Trail is a 13.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lyons, Colorado that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,984 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

wildlife

snow

1 month ago

We had a blast. I think it is more along the lines of moderate with the last half mile difficult. there are several down trees along the trail. there is a stack of rocks where you make your final right turn to head up to the lake. the sign is there but not very well marked. the lake is beautiful and cold. the fish weren't biteing for us but we saw others catching some. moose were spotted at the lake and on the trail.

backpacking
2 months ago

Great hike, good views and the lake is awesome. We ended up hiking back down to a meadow to camp as options at the lake are limited.

hiking
18 days ago

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Saturday, August 20, 2016