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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > South Park Ranger District

Quick Facts

Lake Park Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3117.2 Meters) Hankins Pass
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Elevation Gain: 1,520 Feet (473.8 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: No
High Point: 11,520 Feet (3591.0 Meters) north of Lake Park
Length, One-way: 4 Miles (6.67 Kilometers) 6K
Other Maps: Pike National Forest, Trails Illustrated 105
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 639

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General Description

The Lake Park Trail begins atop Hankins Pass (10,000') and climbs to Lake Park (11,120'). The trail continues to climb approximately 400 more feet from Lake Park; and then it begins to descend to meet the Brookside McCurdy Trail. The total length of the trail is 4 miles.

This is a high country route, offering several outstanding views. Lake Park is a high-elevation meadow surrounded by majestic rock formations and the snags of a ghost forest remain from the effects of a fire. This is a great area for viewing alpine columbine, a high-altitude miniature of the state flower. Water is available in the backcountry and the Twin Eagles and Gooseneck Trailheads and Spruce Grove Campground.

Directions from Lake George: Travel 1.2 miles northwest on US Highway 24, then turn right on County Hwy 77 and travel 13.4 miles northwest to trailhead and Twin Eagles Campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: June through October .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Dispersed Camping Lake Park Trail
ICON Hiking & Walking Lake Park Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Lake Park Trail
ICON Animal Identification Lake Park Trail
ICON Bird Identification Lake Park Trail
ICON Mushroom Identification Lake Park Trail
ICON Plant Identification Lake Park Trail
ICON Wildflower Identification Lake Park Trail
ICON General Information Lake Park Trailhead
ICON Viewing Scenery Lake Park Trail
ICON Viewing Wildlife Lake Park Trail

Related Activities
Brookside-McCurdy Trail - The Brookside-McCurdy Trail leads through the length of the Lost Creek Wilderness. It intersects with 5 different trails providing the opportunity for several loop hikes.

Hankins Pass Trail - The Hankins Pass Trail connects the Goose Creek Trail to the Lake Park, Lizard Rock and Brookside McCurdy Trails. It is located in the southern part of the Lost Creek Wilderness Area.

More Information

Visitor Information:

South Park Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, P.O. Box 219 , Fairplay, CO, 80440, Phone: 719-836-2031


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