Wheeler Lakes

HARD 37 reviews
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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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8 days ago

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

Great trail. Try parking at copper exit to avoid 0.5 mi of double track down I-70. Good views of cooper and serene lakes at least the top

8 months ago

9 months ago

Love this trail. Trail head easy to find, being right off of I-70 West. Good incline but not too hard. Nice and shaded at parts. Will be going back again to go camping. Also, good for dogs.

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9 months ago

Beautiful views at the end of Copper Mountain. Steady incline not very physically or mentally demanding. Spotted a red fox at the top! Most of the flowers are not in bloom but can imagine this would be even more beautiful with flowers in full bloom.

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9 months ago

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10 months ago

Very pretty trail that goes up, up, up. Not too hard if you are in shape and live at 7,000+ elevation. Great views at the end. Perfect for a cooler hiking day. Park at the offramp and walk around the corner toward Copper for the trailhead.

10 months ago

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

Started early, had the trail to myself. The wild flowers were beautiful and the lakes a treat at the end. It's rigorous but worth it.

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10 months ago

Moderate climb with no rest, but well worth the effort. Great views of copper mountain, lake Dillon, and surrounding ridge lines. Lakes are beautiful. Lots of salamanders. No issues with flies.

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10 months ago

Hard time finding trailhead because of bad exit off 70 in 2013 Summit Hiking book. Real trailhead parking lot is off Scenic exit. More cars were parked even closer on the shoulder of the Copper exit ramp. Nice hike with beautiful wild flowers and views at the top. Needed mosquito spray.

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10 months ago

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11 months ago

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11 months ago

I enjoyed this trail until we were overrun by flies. About 2 miles in, I couldn't take it anymore. We were swarmed and they started to bite, so we turned back. I was pretty bummed, I always finish hikes but wasn't able to this time. TAKE BUG SPRAY WITH YOU!! We'll hopefully be back to finish it before the end of you summer.

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11 months ago

This hike is absolutely beautiful at the lakes. The wildflowers were amazing. It is a bit steep and starts close to the highway. Worth it if you plan to spend some time at the top.