Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Boulder with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
10 days ago

We missed trail to clear lake but that was Ok cause there was a connector trail from Black Joe trail to clear lake. Beautiful alpine scenery, Did this trail clockwise and glad we did cause trail down ravine past Miller lake was very steep. If you want to follow trail to Clear Lake you must hug trail to stream after crossing stream at end of Big Sandy Lake. Nice area to base camp also.

hiking
3 months ago

took my children into dads lake and out in one day. It was a very well maintained trail that was easy to walk with the kids. Beautiful views the entire way in and out.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

AWESOME

backpacking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Relatively east trail to a nice area with lots of lake options

on Lowline Trail

hiking
Monday, September 07, 2015

Great hike, do this hike on a cooler day. Be prepared for weather. This is not an easy trail by no means, most people take horses up.

hiking
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Easy well maintained trail to a nice lake with great views

backpacking
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Good trail to a beautiful lake with amazing views. Went past the end of the trail along the side of the Lake. Wished I could have gone into the upper basin above the lake. Be sure to take a side trail to a saddle a little below the lake for a great view of Haystack and Temple peaks.

backpacking
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hiked this at the end of a multi-day trip with a base camp on Big Sandy Lake. Maps didn't show a trail but because of such high use found a trail about 2/3 of the way to the lake coming up the ridge near the river drainage from the lake. Small beautiful lake that is less heavily used than Big Sandy

backpacking
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hiked this as part of an extended trip from Big Sandy Lake and made the Temple Lake part of a loop. Between Clear Lake and Deep Lake the trail goes over granite with multiple rock cairns marking several paths but it doesn't matter because its above timberline and you just follow the stream or granite up to the lake. Coming down between Rapid Lake and Big Sandy again because of multiple trails we lost the correct trail and camp down an extremely steep trail that wasn't the correct trail so be careful picking your way. The Forest service doesn't maintain the trail from Temple-Miller-Rapid-Big Sandy lake trail. The trail does not appear on some maps but does appear on Topo Maps.

backpacking
Monday, August 19, 2013

Nice trail that I used on the return from Big Sandy Lake. Passed V Lake, Diamond Lake and Meeks lake. Beautiful meadows and trees around all lakes with view of the mountains in the distance.

on Sweetwater Gap

Monday, May 25, 2015

hiking
Sunday, August 18, 2013

backpacking
Saturday, August 17, 2013

backpacking
Thursday, August 15, 2013

on Sweetwater Gap

hiking
Monday, August 20, 2012