Zimmerman Lake Trail

EASY 25 reviews
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Zimmerman Lake Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
518 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Went 3/9/18, day was cool & cloudy with little wind. Trail snowpacked mostly and crusty but doable in snowshoes. Did lake loop and came back. Great scenery and enjoyable. Tom

snowshoeing
2 months ago

No one on the trail! Deep deep snow. It was a quick hike but gorgeous. Oh and a bunch of powdery goodness.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

I got here early and was the only person on the hill all morning. Still a few feet of snow on the ground so the snowshoeing was really good.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike, but a bit short.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYvRDuGEP_A

9 months ago

Hiked this after north diamond peak. Fire Road type trail to the lake

9 months ago

it's a road, it's all uphill the lake itself is man made and small you can circumvent the whole thing, the side facing the road has great mountain views. Was chased by a moose here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

beautiful place to snowshoe!

snowshoeing
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hiked this trail over the weekend in our first snowshoeing experience. Parking lot was almost full when we pulled in. Saw a mixture of snowshoers and skiers during our couple of hours. FYI, the trail was not near as packed around the actual lake. All told, it took us a couple of hours to do the full trail.

backpacking
Saturday, December 24, 2016

Good place to start backpacking. Allows you to reach other pearls such as iron mountain if you want to stay out for a while. There's also a beautiful plateau you can reach for a day hike. Gorgeous views.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Nice hike for beginners, yet challenging.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Was a great easy hike with a beautiful lake!

snowshoeing
Friday, January 22, 2016

This was the first time my wife and I have gone snowshoeing and we had a great time. Nice trail for beginners.

birding
Sunday, October 04, 2015

Great! Saw lots of wildlife.

snowshoeing
Friday, December 21, 2012

Perfect weather and snow conditions today! I took my wife out for her very first snowshoe trip and she loved it. It is steep enough to get the heart rate up a bit if you go fast, but not so steep to keep beginners from enjoying the trip.

We made it up in about an hour I think (lots of breaks for pictures), lunch + cocoa, back down in 40 minutes or so.

It was nice having two feet of fresh powder to cushion us the whole way!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Short hike to lake on path/service/logging trail? Great lake for fly fishing but not catching. Incline to lake.

hiking
Sunday, April 15, 2012

Quick, almost straight up. Zimmerman Lake just suddenly appears. Saw a moose tromping through the water. Great views of the southern Rawahs.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

8 months ago

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

snowshoeing
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Friday, January 06, 2017

hiking
Friday, August 19, 2016

snowshoeing
Sunday, November 22, 2015