junction with Browns Pass Trail
Trails Illustrated 129 Buena Vista, Collegiate Peaks
Moderate to Heavy
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Hartenstein Trail leads .5 miles west from Browns Pass Trail to Hartenstein Lake. This side trail is .75 miles long and serves as an easily attainable destination for a day hike. The trail intersection lies at 11,160' and is clearly marked. The views of Mt. Yale from Hartenstein Lake are wonderful.
Directions from Buena Vista: Turn west on to Cottonwood Pass (County Road 306) at the traffic light in Buena Vista. Travel about 12 miles to the Denny Creek Trailhead, which is located on the right side of the road.
May through October .
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Filed By: John Urban Time of Day: all day Length of Time: 3 dyas Difficulty: Moderate Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl Recommend to a Friend: Neutral Report: stayed only 1 nite by the lake. mosquitos ate us up. 50 swarm you if you stop. beautiful views and lots of places to hike. left early because of mosquitos. Conditions: plaque of mosquitos Water Availability: normal Recommended Clothing: warm clothes, long johns at night. light clothes during the day Suggested Accessories: no