Wheeler Lakes

HARD 61 reviews
#5 of 20 trails in

Wheeler Lakes is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Frisco, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1646 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

snow

Moderately-strenuous section of Gore Range Trail passes through intervals of aspen. Lake is near treeline and Uneva Pass. Great views and exceptional views .

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5 days ago

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11 days ago

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13 days ago

Great trail. First mile or so, the trail follows 1-70 and you aren't far from the highway, so expect traffic noises/music from town. Next mile or two is a steady incline up to the lakes. Beautiful views!

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15 days ago

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22 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

The trail starts at the Gore Range trailhead. The first 2 miles have a lot of incline, but after that you'll come to a clearing and from there it's a pretty flat trail to get to the lakes. We ate lunch at the top and it's beautiful. Lots of bugs though! I would say this was "moderate" not "hard".

hiking
28 days ago

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29 days ago

30 days ago

Just hiked this route yesterday. Beautiful from start to finish. Trees and wildflowers, butterflies and salamanders. Lunch at the top. There were bugs, not bad if you kept moving. Nice lot for parking. Definitely worth it.

1 month ago

Scenic, moderate hike. Saw a bunch of deer near the lakes.

hiking
1 month ago

Good steady climb, the lakes are beautiful. It was a little swampy but it was to be expected with all of the rain over the past few days.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Steady incline. Bring bug spray. Gorgeous views at the end of the trail.

backpacking
1 month ago

The hike up to the lakes was a decent little workout. The lakes themselves are beautiful, as are the surrounding views. However, I would NOT recommend trying to camp anywhere near the lakes. We were constantly surrounded by a cloud of mosquitos, and both my dog and I were covered with bites by the time we left - despite bug spray. There are plenty of nice spots off the main trail for camping though!

1 month ago

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1 month ago

This hike is a 4 because for 3/4 of it you are in and out of trees climbing with few views. The last 1/4 is beautiful with lakes and fabulous views of surrounding mountains. Bring bug spray! Pretty wildflowers and a good workout with all the climbing!

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1 month ago