Hiking & Walking: Colorado > White River National Forest > Sopris Ranger District

Quick Facts

Chapman Lake Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,500 Feet (2961.3 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 300 Feet (93.5 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,800 Feet (3054.9 Meters)
Length: .7 Miles (1.17 Kilometers) 1.1 km
Trail Number: 1923
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Meredith

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

Chapman Reservoir and Campground
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Chapman Reservoir and Campground
This is a pretty, small mountain lake that is popular for both its' fishing and easy access. The trail follows the mountainside contour and tops off on the bench where the lake sits.

Directions from Carbondale: From Carbondale travel east towards Basalt on Hwy. 82. Turn left into downtown Basalt and follow the Fryingpan River Road 28 miles. Turn right on road #504 at Norrie Colony. Drive across the river and up the switchbacks approximately 3 miles. Take the left fork, continue one mile and take the right fork approximately 1/2 mile to the trailhead on the left side of the road.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Mid-June through Early Fall (NOTE: Snow may obstruct the trail at high elevations.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing Chapman Lake
ICON Hiking & Walking Chapman Lake Trail

More Information

Links to other sites:
Forest Conservancy - Current Information from Local Volunteers: Closings and Conditions

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