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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Boulder Ranger District

Quick Facts

Rainbow Lakes Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3048 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 300 Feet (91 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,300 Feet (3139 Meters)
Length: 1.0 Miles (1.6 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 918
Usage: Extremely Heavy
USGS Maps: Ward

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General Description

The trailhead begins at the Rainbow Lakes campground. It runs for 1 mile to 8 small lakes. Principally a fishing area. Rainbow Lakes offers developed camping facilities for family and group use. The eastern end of the Arapaho Glacier Trail begins here.

Directions from Nederland: Travel CO 72 between north towards Ward to CR #116. Take CR #116 to the Rainbow Lakes Campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Summer through Fall .

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Visitor Information:

Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave. , Boulder, CO, 80301, Phone: 303-444-6600, Fax: 303-541-2515


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