South Park 600 to Square Top Lakes

MODERATE 47 reviews
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South Park 600 to Square Top Lakes is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Georgetown, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1095 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

The trail has its own parking and out house, so you don't need to park on the Mt. Bierstadt side.

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful hike! The trailhead is in the West Guanella Pass Summit parking lot. The views of Mount Evans and Mount Bierstadt do not disappoint! This is a great hike for dogs, as you cross multiple streams and patches of snow throughout. I highly recommend waterproof hiking boots for the snow and the mud, and because many areas of this hike require passing through streams.
Although it was 15° cooler than Georgetown, it is all sun-exposed, so sunscreen and sunglasses are a must.
Extra perks: wildflowers everywhere and we saw a moose about 100 ft from the trailhead!

6 days ago

All above tree line. Was some short sections of snow, beautiful weather though and fantastic views of bierstadt and Evans as well as two beautiful lakes at the top.

hiking
6 days ago

Views are spectacular from any angle - Mt. Bierstadt & mountain range all around, Duck Lake, wildflowers. Hike to 2nd glacier lake was well worth it. - it's at the base of Square Top Mountain. We crossed several snow fields in the footsteps of predecessors. Lots of streams, too; many were muddy. No problem following the trail. Weather was perfect for the day, but always watch out for incoming weather. Saw very few people on the hike - about a total of 9, so it was nice that the hike was not heavily trafficked. Will have to go back for sure.

hiking
18 days ago

Still quite a bit of snow but there are breaks. It's a steady incline to the lakes. First one was completely melted, the other frozen. Pretty slippery & muddy in certain sections. Still totally doable. There are multiple trails & a lot of foot traffic going in various directions but it's easy to find your way. You're surrounded by a view so no complaints there. Still pretty brown. The green & wildflowers are trying to push through... would be much better if you wait a few weeks for the color.

hiking
18 days ago

Had a great hike today, quite a bit of snow and areas where the trail is covered in water but worth the excellent view!

18 days ago

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7 months ago

v nice. beautiful, even after the peak of fall.

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8 months ago

My husband and I hiked square top lakes at the end of September. It was definitely browning due to it being the end of the season, but there were very nice views and the trail is lightly trafficked. Good hike overall.

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10 months ago

Wonderful ice cave with stream under below upper lake and beautiful wildflowers!

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11 months ago

Great scenery with a very interesting tundra landscape. Great view of the sawtooth ridge. Bring at least 1L of water.

11 months ago