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Good trail and good scenery. Way too crowded though. Parking is a cluster f.

Came to do the heart lake via Roger’s pass trail today 5/26/18 but there was too much snow and potholing. Turned back and did crater lake instead. A beautiful hike- we lost the trail, as did three other couples ahead of us who had turned back, but using GPS on our phones we were able to find the lake. Still mostly frozen but beautiful nonetheless. By the time we finished lunch by the lake more people had arrived and we followed their MUCH easier and more clear trail down. By this time much of the snow from our trek up had melted and the trail was basically a creek. A beautiful hike and we will be back again after the lake thaws.

Beautiful trail, not too busy. Still lots of snow along and on the path but the pack is starting to melt, making the trail pretty wet. Went in lowtop hiking boots and was fine, but got a little muddy on the backs of my legs.

5/18--Loved this hike. Snow pack starting about 1.3 miles into the hike, but no traction was necessary. West side of lake still has snow drifts up to 4 foot deep on path I took making the loop a bit challenging. Very few people for a midday hike which made it even more enjoyable!

Road won't reopen until July 2018. See here: https://www.bouldercounty.org/transportation/plans-and-projects/brainard-road/

backpacking
6 days ago

Backpacked to Jasper Lake 5/4-5/5. Awesome trail but difficult due to the amount of snow. Winter warning advisory was in full force. Def a snowshoe territory that week. Trail was difficult to find but AllTrails def helped a lot. Lake was frozen almost 100% . Not a soul in sight which made it so much more attractive. The route to the lake was for us traversing a few spine tingling traverse but made it to the 100% frozen lake finally and went home after two nights.

5/17- beautiful hike alongside a roaring river with some great waterfalls. Toward the lake, it’s still snowy but we did just fine in hiking boots without spikes. The lake is gorgeous! Definitely a new favorite hike of mine.

Did this hike on the 7th May. Was very enjoyable, beautiful views. Last mile of the hike was packed snow but had no problems hiking without spikes

hiking
14 days ago

Awesome trail! Hiked to Jasper Lake on 5/13. Pretty difficult hike as about the last three miles to the lake still have quite a bit of snow and the trail is hard to find or stay on and there was a lot of postholing, the lake was still frozen but beautiful. Definitely recommend a map until the snow melts. One of my favorite hikes in Indian Peaks

hiking
14 days ago

Easy hike. Went today 5/13/18 and there was minimal packed snow up to the lake. We had on hiking boots and tennis shoes. There is some water to walked through, but our friends with tennis shoes manage just fine walking on logs/rock to pass by. Pretty lake up top and campsites.

the road was closed due to construction, so we couldn't even get to the winter parking lot. anyone know when it will be open again?

Good, moderate hike. Solid views and lots of running water. Highlight was seeing a moose hanging out by the lake. Doable in just boots, but spikes will come in handy the next several weeks.

I’ve done this hike before and i like it a lot. Does anybody know when the road will reopen?

Did this on 5/8/2018. The first mile was beautiful and dry (felt like summer). But the last mile or two to the lake had about a foot of snow and ice and parts of the trail were flooded. Me and my buddy made it fine but this trail is much more enjoyable in the summer.

definitely need spikes and snowshoes. made it up with spikes and post-holed all the way down. packed snow and pretty easy until the roger's pass/crater lake split where trail gets more difficult. arrived around 11:30 and finished before 3. lake is still frozen over, a good trail for wind protection for most of it is in the trees

Beautiful trail with some amazing mountain views. If you’re hiking all the way to the top make sure you bring spikes because the last mile is all incline and all snow. Getting up there wasn’t too difficult, little slippery in places but coming back down you’ll be sliding all over the place. Went on a Sunday afternoon and wasn’t very busy at all but parking is a little tough to find so get there early! Definitely recommend.

Still a lot of snow. Glad I had both microspikes and snowshoes. Others were really struggling without.

Great hike, beautiful views- bring your spikes! It was slick in a few spots.

Great hike. Not much parking so get there early. I used spikes and they were very handy! Beautiful sights.

30 days ago

Wonderful trail, went up to lost lake. It was very snowy but well packed. Had to like in a bit from the main road.

Great hike with beautiful views, clean air, and the lake at the end is beautiful!

Brought poles and yak tracks, were very grateful to have them.

Amazing views, great trek. Lake today was frozen, the snow was piled high but the trail itself was packed in most areas.

Really wanted to do this trail but the road all the way up (st Bernard lake trail) is closed due to construction tell late June.
Trailhead 4 miles away from road closer.

Road closed through late June due to construction. Trail is four miles up.

Snow is still falling up there as of today 4/21. Due to all of the fresh snow I wasn't able to keep to the trail itself, instead just cut my own way up all of the way to the lakes. Snowshoes are necessary until a defined trail is made again. Excellent ski snow today!

Love this area! Packed snow the whole way to Lost Lake, spikes or snowshoes are not necessary but I did see a few folks with them on. The dirt road leading up the fork for Hessie TH and 4th of July was closed. So be sure to get here early as parking (which in general is tough usually) will have to be on the side of the road in Eldora until the dirt road reopens. Very peaceful hike and I had the lake all to myself (started the hike around 8:30am). I will definitely be back in the summer!

Beautiful trail! The road to the trailhead is currently closed so its a .7 mile walk to it. Trail is mainly uphill and verrryy snowy. We did it in hiking boots which I don't suggest. Some points at the top of the trail we fell through thigh high snow. One of us actually fell two feet in the frozen lake. We went on a Wednesday and we only saw 1 other person. Cool abandon houses by the trail.

Awesome views and fishing

Did this hike at the end of June with no research on the trail whatsoever. We were simply exploring and happened to find a trail. We hiked all the way to Lake Isabelle before turning around (started late in the day). The trail is very well maintained. There was some snow around the 10,000 foot mark, and some rock scrambling near the end. On our way up we saw a waterfall coming out from a mound of snow and ice high up. We didn't realize until we got to the lake that it seemed to be coming from the lake. The lake itself is serene and beautiful. We were the only ones there. Hike was fairly easy and we would love to do it again maye this time going a little bit further.

One of the best trails I've ever done. We did this trail in early September. Weather was nice and cool and we saw 4 moose while on the trail. We could not finish the trail because they camped up just off the side of the trail. Looking forwarsld to going back and completing it

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