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Beautiful hike. A little chilly in the mornings and definitely cold when you get to Blue Lake because of those mountain winds. I agree that getting there early is a good idea and be sure to bring the $11

Get there early, parking is a NIGHTMARE. $11 entry fee to the area (cash or check). Did this hike because we couldn't figure out how to get to Lake Isabelle, what a pleasant surprise. Very pretty. We didn't even know where we were walking to, we had to ask a nice older woman we met on the trail!

17 hours ago

18 hours ago

What an awesome hike to take my mom to for her first elevation hike. She's from Ohio and has never done any kind of hiking out here. We started down at brainard lake and saw so many beautiful sites. It took her breath away. She was a little short of breath but really felt like she did a great hike and wasn't too easy that she felt like she was on a handicapped trail. Prob just over 2 miles round trip if you start down at brainard.

Bring bug spray!!! We got eaten alive. Bring a rain jacket, we got caught in some rain around 2pm.

on Diamond Lake Trail

20 hours ago

I started the hike at 7:30 and had the trail to myself until my return trip where I passed a lot of people and dogs starting the hike. I almost didn't attempt this hike due to everyone's comments about the dirt road. I have a Ford Escape and it handled the bumps and rocks just fine - and it really wasn't bad at all. The waterfalls and wildflowers were stunning - as was the lake. The trail is well marked and really not that difficult of a path over the 2.5 miles to get to the lake.

I loved this trail! It was perfect for my dog and I, especially to get out of the heat in Denver! We went at 8am and it was only about 65 degrees at the lake, which was amazing. I parked my car near Brainard lake and then walked the loop around long lake instead. The long lake trail was well groomed and marked! In total, we walked about 4.5 miles.

I've written a blog post about this hike @ www.break-trail.com
If you'd like to read it, follow this link: https://goo.gl/MZe78j

what is the address for parking? please help!

Parking lot was half full at 7:05 am on a Wednesday. Beautiful hike! On the way out at 10, all of the main nearby parking lots were completely full. Plan ahead!

Nice hike through the cool forest up to beautiful Crater Lakes. Wildflowers were rampant! Last mile is steep, but really not bad at all. We started around 9 and it was fairly busy, but it was a perfect Bluebell Sunday in July, so we expected a crowd. Glad we packed the bug spray.

Got there at 8am and there was no where to park. Had to park in Eldora and hike about 1 mile down the dirt road to get to the trail head. It was worth it though. The waterfalls on this hike are absolutely breathtaking. The rocky trails can be a little rough without proper footwear though. The lake had multiple groups of people swimming or wading in the water and also some fisherman. It was beautiful and peaceful though.

Absolutely beautiful hike!