Yipsilon Lake Trail

MODERATE 50 reviews
#41 of 140 trails in

Yipsilon Lake Trail is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from May until September. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2395 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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8 days ago

Good long up & up hike with reward at the end!!

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13 days ago

Not much in terms of views until you get to the lake. It's quite a workout too.

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16 days ago

Perfect hike on a beautiful day. Peaceful with stunning views

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1 month ago

Did this late spring when the lake was still frozen, and lots of snow on the trail, kind of bummed me out. I'm so glad I returned even though this hike is all up hill with quite the rocky trail. Its so worth it. The lake is beautiful, waterfall is beautiful.

1 month ago

Nice hike! Definitely all uphill! Check out the waterfall at the lake and make sure you go all the way to the lake!

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2 months ago

A nice hike from the lawn lake trailhead in RMNP, even though this area is more lightly trafficked than other be prepared for heavy crowds after 10 am. A steady climb to the lakes is well worth it, with great views and some peaceful solitude if you get there early. Continue on past ypsilon lake to the spectacle lakes by climbing to the left of the waterfall until you reach a series of wooden foot bridges which will eventually lead to a boulder field marked with rock cairns. Even if you don't make it all the way to the spectacle lakes the climb to the top of the waterfall will reveal a panorama of smaller falls cascading from Chiquita lake. It is well worth the effort to make to extra scramble. Happy Hiking!

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