Three Island Lake Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews

Three Island Lake Trail is a 7.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Clark, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1541 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

lake

Directions from Steamboat Springs: ACCESS #1: Take HWY 40 west of town and turn right onto County Road 129, Elk River Road. Travel north about 18 miles to the Seedhouse Road (Forest Road 400;also County Road 64) and turn right. Go past Seedhouse Campground then turn right onto Forest Road 443. The trailhead is about 3 miles down this road.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike, Lake is pretty! Fish were jumping the whole time!

4 months ago

Moderate hike with little traffic and a Great Lake payoff. The bald eagle at the top was a nice bonus. Be prepared to drive on a dirt road for a decent stretch before you arrive at the trail head.

hiking
4 months ago

Just a handful of other hikers. Moderate hike with a fair amount of shade along the way and just enough creeks and water access for the dogs along the way.

5 months ago

All the hikes off seedhouse road are worth it!

backpacking
8 months ago

Fantastic fishing. At one point you would have thought it was raining with all the rising. Was comical

hiking
Friday, September 11, 2015

I went in August and it wasn't a super busy trail at the time, but the weather was a bit overcast and crappy. The wildflowers were amazing, I have posted some pictures that I came across.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Beautiful hike! Start up the trail and sign in. Climb the first couple hills and there is a Tee. Take the trail marked 1164 to Three Island Lake. The other direction is a spur trail (1164.1). This trail passes threw sections of lush dense foliage, wildflowers, small creek crossings, some rocky climbs, and offers spectacular views.

Once you begin to walk next to Three Island Creek your close. At the top the trail opes up to a massive clearing butted up the the cliff face of the peak. On the other side is the beginning of the creek. Slow moving cool water and plenty of fish to watch just below the surface of the shallow cleek.

Just a few more steps and an explosion of wild flowers greats you as the beauty of the blue lake contrasted with bright green grass shores is revieled.

My GPS tracked 6.95 miles to the lake.
should take 4 hours to complete!

Happy hiking!

fishing
Saturday, July 04, 2015

Dank

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Loved this hike. Did it once in May then twice in July. Fairly easy, steep. If the waters warm enough, I'd consider swimming in it to cool off! Very scenic!

5 months ago

7/2/2017 - nice moderate hike with a good mix of flowing stream/rapids, snow-capped peaks in the distance, and fairly large lake. Caught 7 brookies on panther martin.

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