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Three Lakes Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews
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Three Lakes Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Somerset, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
557 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A spectacular trail with a new wow around every bend. This is an amazing trail,one that is well worth the trip to its remote location. This trail is packed full of beauty and excitement, and is only moderately difficult hike. In this hike you will visit three beautiful alpine lakes, see many different types of wildflowers (in season), view dramatic mountain ranges, and enjoy thundering waterfalls. You will encounter ever changing plant life. The trail alternates between wildflower meadows, aspen forest, and fir and spruce. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. It has a good tread way, and an average 8% slope. The trailhead is located in a pretty remote part of Colorado so why not consider camping here. The Lost Lake campground is one of the most scenic in Colorado. There is also plenty of free dispersed camping off Kebler Pass or forest road 706 on the way to Lost Lake. This area does charge a day use fee of $3. There are restrooms, water, and parking available at the trailhead. Dogs are allowed on a leash, or under direct voice command. Horses allowed on the trail, but no motorized vehicles are allowed. The trail has an elevation gain of around 500ft. The trail signage indicates 3 miles round-trip. The 4.5 miles shown here includes hiking around lost lake, the side trip to Dollar Lake, side trip to the falls, and completing the loop between trailheads (via the road) The forest service indicates this trail is only open June - November. Be sure you call and make sure the area is open before driving to the trail.

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1 month ago

Easy trail, with only a small incline. Lots of awesome scenery. The trail starts right at the campground.

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fly fishing
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3 months ago

Beautiful hike. Lakes are definitely something to see. Easy hike. Camp sites were totally filled and lots of people at sites. Not many people on the trial.

hiking
4 months ago

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4 months ago

camping
4 months ago

@Michael Howard yes you can. They have campsites right at the trailhead. If those are all full, there are plenty of campsites along the road heading up

camping
4 months ago

Can you camp at this location?

4 months ago

A must hike in the area especially in the summer.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail with, you guessed it, three lakes. Each lake has its own character and atmosphere. Can be slightly muddy in places.

4 months ago