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.
The trail has its own parking and out house, so you don't need to park on the Mt. Bierstadt side.
v nice. beautiful, even after the peak of fall.
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.
Wonderful ice cave with stream under below upper lake and beautiful wildflowers!
Great scenery with a very interesting tundra landscape. Great view of the sawtooth ridge. Bring at least 1L of water.
Fun trail to push to the summit above the upper lake. Beautiful views!
I am a resident of Georgetown and use this trail to walk my dog at least once a week. I'm not certain why this site lists it as Idaho Springs but Guanella Pass (the road leading to these trails) is in Georgetown, approximately 11 miles west of Idaho Springs. This is a moderate trail great for a quick (3 hour) hike. It's located at summit by the Bierschadt entrance and is beautiful in the summer!!!
This was a good half day hike . The parking lot is right on the top of gunella pass. Very easy to find. Be sure to get there early. We finished the hike around 10 and when we got to the bottom the parking lot was full and the road was full of parked cars also.
Waterproof shoes are a good idea. There are portions of the hike where you have to walk through water and marsh.
Make sure you hike to the top so you get to see both lakes . Not too far outside the city.