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An excellent, covered trail with a variety of attractive from wading streams, wild flowers, decent climb and incredible vistas of waterfalls, lake and Indian Hills Wilderness. Worth every stride.

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1 day ago

This was a beautiful drive past Nederland but be warned, it is a little over a 4 mile drive on a rocky/gravel road on CR 116 to reach the parking lot. There was still some packed snow but not enough to cause an issue. The actual trail is also a little difficult to follow simply because of the well worn footpaths and trails caused from snowmelt. If you're planning on resting near the lake be aware of mosquitoes and bring bug spray or cover up. You don't need to pay for a permit unless you are camping overnight.

I would love to do this trail when it isn't as snowy. It is still probably half snow. Still had fun though!

Absolutely beautiful! Saw a group of 8 moose. First time I've seen moose on a hike before. Loved it and will definitely be back

Completed hike 6/22. Snow last 1/3 of a mile, can make it difficult to stay on path. Not as bad as previous posts. Great day. Beautiful lake. Love this trail.

6/21/17 great hike, little snow left in some areas. But nothing too bad. Waterproof shoes highly recommended due to all the snow run off. If you go up to Arapahoe pass. You might as well go check out lake Dorothy, beautiful.

I really enjoyed this hike, beautiful view points all along the trail up to Lost Lake and the lake itself is absolutely amazing. The hike is well worth it! Only problem I had was all the sharp rocks on the trail ripped the crap out of one of my dogs paw pads, I thought I was going to have to carry her back down the trail. A couple rips on the other dogs, but he didn't fair as bad.

Great hike, however once we got to Mitchell Lake the trail was very hard to find with all the snow. It was still pretty easy to figure out the right direction but just something to be prepared for.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice, moderate hike with a beautiful payoff. Well worth it, and easy to squeeze in a day.

Did this today and I was very glad that I had my micro spikes and trekking poles! The trail was about 90% covered in snow which made it challenging, but as always, the view was worth it!

Fun short hike along a beautiful stream. Hike up the rocks at the end for more stunning views of the reservoir!