Private Messages . I started out from the Slavonia trailhead about 20 miles north of Steamboat Springs. It’s SO BEAUTIFUL. Start at the Slavonia Trailhead, and start hiking east on the Gilpin Lake Trail (class 1). The lake is crystal clear blue and chilly. Rate this Hike ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Public Tracks. It is cold by the lake. Beautiful Hike. It was also really windy. Gilpin Lake is a must-do hike in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It’s not a super challenging hike, with most of the elevation gain being gradual. Beautiful Hike. When I reached the lake there was only one other group of people there. Hike back 4.5 miles to the trailhead on the Gilpin Lake Trail or continue on the so-called Zirkel Circle loop trail to Gold Creek Lake and back to the trailhead. Lots of rocks!!! This trail has some amazing views! OUR VIDEO. Most of this hike travels within the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area. The Jetty Spa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Beginning your hike at Slavonia on the 1161, the trail will quickly fork; stay right to begin Gold Creek Lake Trail 1150, turn left to remain on 1161 accessing either Gilpin Lake or Mica Lake Trail #1162 further up the trail. Gilpin Spice, Windermere The laid-back ‘Gilpin Spice’ has an open kitchen serving tapas-style pan-Asian dishes inspired by countries along the spice trail – spanning the Philippines, the Indian sub-continent, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and China.. Looking forward to coming back and doing the Zirkel Circle. A second restaurant opened at Gilpin Hotel and Lake House in October 2016 and has been awarded two AA rosettes. We came back down late afternoon, when the sun was lower in the sky, and it was nice and cool. The drive out to Mount Zirkel Wilderness is absolutely stunning. It is cold by the lake. The last mile was pretty tough but the view of Gilpin Lake was breathtaking! I loved this trail. This may be the highlight of the hike. HAZ Forum. The trail is well maintained and the river crossings were easy to navigate. If you don’t do the whole loop, I strongly recommend going past the lake up to the bottom of the switchbacks. Connect. From Gilpin Ridge, the … I highly recommend this trail and sticking it out until you make it to the lake! Gorgeous views and wildflowers in full bloom when I hiked it on 8/2. The creek alongside the trail is quite nice. Starts out with about of mile of aspen trees and then goes into more sunny evergreens the rest of the way. This hike is 6.5 miles as noted in the description on the app. It’s SO BEAUTIFUL. The Spa. The highlight of the hike is the stunningly blue Gilpin Lake which provides a magnificent photo opportunity from the top of the ridge and high point of the loop, sitting 450 below. We took the advice to go counter clockwise and we’re not disappointed. Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO. Overview. Bound for Adventure - Deb and Johnny 7,611 views It is located 9 km east of the municipality of Grand Forks, and encompasses the grassland hills on the north side, and the Kettle River on the south side of Highway #3. Great mixture of scenery - woods, mountains, river, wildflowers and of course the lake. Even if you decide not to do the loop, consider hiking up the trail a short distance to get a better view of Gilpin Lake. The Gilpin Lake / Gold Creek Lake Loop hike begins from the Slavonia Trailhead in the Routt National Forest, located near the town of Clark, Colorado (roughly 30 minutes north of Steamboat Springs). Highly recommend. This is accouting for lots of stops and and about an hour lunch break at Gilpin Lake. Trail/Hike Guide. Expect 5-6 hours round trip but well... read more. Bound for Adventure - HELINOX chair zero is the lightest and most comfortable camping chair. Searching for a Lake District spa break? Forgot to start the recording till a few miles in. There are a few river crossings but water levels are relatively low. 4 1/2 miles there and the same back. 1 Photoset. The last 1/2-1/4 mile or so to the lake felt like the steepest and rockiest part, but even that wasn’t terrible; it just felt more strenuous since we were lugging a 2-month-old and 2-year-old with us. - Duration: 4:31. The Zirkel Circle hike is a loop that connects the Gilpin Lake and Gold Creek Lake trail (1161 and 1150, respectively) in the Zirkel Wilderness just outside of Steamboat Springs. Is this a mus Definitely recommend to anyone staying near Steamboat. That is where the view is. Camping is allowed but you have to be over 1/4 mi from the lake. Nice stand of aspens near the beginning. The trail is very scenic, the lake at the top is beautiful. Gilpin Lake rests in the valley, partially covered by ice, surrounded by rocky, snow laden peaks. Not a lot of shade cover during much of the day. I feel like we really took our time with getting up the mountain as my asthmatic wife had to take more breaks than I would’ve liked to up the mtn. The trail up to Gilpin Lake is generally steeper but converts the long uphill section from the trail junction if you go the other way to a downhill section. Several tricky stream crossings will keep things lively. Starts out with about of mile of aspen trees and then goes into more sunny evergreens the rest of the way. Really pretty, the lake is beautiful, and the cold water felt really good to get into after hiking up. 4 1/2 miles there and the same back. I found myself wishing I had a hat and gloves. Completed on 9/22 and still lots of lovely wildflowers and flowing streams/waterfalls. Lots of easy tributary crossings. It’s more like 9.5 miles—and even that mileage is assuming you’re not walking around the lake—but the views are really, really awesome the majority of the way. Looking down from Gilpin Ridge is a highlight of a great hike in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness. The Gold Creek Lake Trail from the same trailhead was my favorite until taking this hike on 8/6/20. We took the advice to go counter clockwise and we’re not disappointed. I signed in and headed left up to Gilpin Lake. Leave plenty of time (~6 hrs) for this hike because it takes 20 mins to drive to the trailhead and parking is limited to side of road - so took us another 20 to get from car to trailhead. Connect. Don't get me wrong it will get your heart pumping though! It’s not a super challenging hike, with most of the elevation gain being gradual. Reviewed July 18, 2020. The Gilpin Lake / Gold Creek Lake Loop hike begins from the Slavonia Trailhead in the Routt National Forest, located near the town of Clark, Colorado (roughly 30 minutes north of Steamboat Springs). Absolutely beautiful. THE LAKE HOUSE BEDROOMS. Along the way, you'll enjoy the serene sounds of mountain streams, a 35-ft. waterfall, and take in a pair of beautiful alpine lakes. Favorite part was that it wasn’t busy at all. Nice stand of aspens near the beginning. I clocked in at about 14mi round trip, including a quick hike around the lake. The lake is crystal clear blue and chilly. Don't get me wrong it will get your heart pumping though! Leave plenty of time (~6 hrs) for this hike because it takes 20 mins to drive to the trailhead and parking is limited to side of road - so took us another 20 to get from car to trailhead. Recorded Track of a Hike. back as described above. Related. Camping is prohibited within 1/4 mile (1320 feet) of Gilpin Lake, Gold Creek Lake and Three Island Lake. There aren’t many hikes I would do twice, but this is one I would. The Jetty Spa Trail at the Gilpin Lakehouse, Windermere The Jetty Spa Trail at the Gilpin Lakehouse was probably the part of our Minimoon that I was most looking forward to. Last 1/2 mile is steep switchbacks to the top but I had the lake all to myself. Trail follows a stream far into the Zirkle Wilderness, then doubles back on an overlooking ridge line back to the start. I started out from the Slavonia trailhead about 20 miles north of Steamboat Springs. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail. We did not encounter to many other hikers. This is a moderate one way trail to Gilpin Lake in Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area. Get there early I counted 50+ cars on my way out at noon! Perros y caballos también pueden usar este sendero. The Crystal Lake Trailhead gives people a ton of options to enjoy so many different routes and possible hikes of many varying lengths. Hike back 4.5 miles to the trailhead on the Gilpin Lake Trail or continue on the so-called Zirkel Circle loop trail to Gold Creek Lake and back to the trailhead. Gilpin Hotel provides in-room spa treatment service in which you can indulge in the finest treatments in the comfort of your own room.Shopping in the Lake District is another favourite pastime, with vintage shops and boutiques nestled all around in the surrounding villages and towns. Not much wildlife, but couldn't believe all of the wildflowers on the 9+ mile hike up to Gilpin Lake and back. That is where the view is. August and July are the best months to enjoy Located 47 miles east-northeast of … Also, there was only one other group lakeside by the time I arrived at 10:15a. The photos of this hike do not do it justice though. Beautiful hike with a nice creek running along side. Travel north about 18 miles to the Seedhouse Road (Forest Road 400; also County Road 64) and turn right. We got up to the lake in just under 2 hours. help. Steamboat Springs and Elkhorn Mountain OHV Loop. You can pick up anything from local produce, antiques and pottery to jewellery, paintings and clothes. Not much wildlife, but couldn't believe all of the wildflowers on the 9+ mile hike up to Gilpin Lake and back. Beautiful Hike. My new favorite trail near Steamboat. Complimentary Chauffeur To Gilpin Hotel; Woodland Spa Trail; Tucked away on it’s own private lake, Gilpin Lake House is one of the most exclusive hotels in the Lake District and is the ultimate retreat where relaxing is quite simply unavoidable. The trek to Gilpin Lake is one of my favorite day hikes in this area. Gilpin Lake Loop is a 9.8 mile hike with 2,300 feet elevation gain. Gilpin Lake Loop. When I reached the lake there was only one other group of people there. Mt. The total distance to Gilpin Lake is a bit over 4 miles, and the Gilpin Ridge overlook to the south of the lake is roughly the halfway point of the hike. GILPIN MOON. This trail has some amazing views! This is the most strenuous part of the hike, but it lasts only 0.3 mile. After reading the reviews here I expected this to be much rockier than it was. Lovely hike! Camping is prohibited within 100 feet of any trail, wilderness lake or stream. Photoset. Water crossings over the stream on logs were fun for the kids too … After crossing Sander Creek, connects with the Xenia Lake Trail. Maybe being from New England and hiking in the whites I have a different perspective of rocky . The trail was amazing! Take the left route to Gilpin Lake. (Thank you to the Forest Service for clearing all the down trees from the recent wind storm.). The scenery all along was beautiful with wildflowers, creeks and views. It offers a 29 acre, deep, blue alpine lake of … DESTINATION. Just a mile away from Gilpin Hotel, Gilpin Lake House is, put simply, a sanctuary, where just six rooms enjoy exclusive access to 100 acres of private grounds, including a stunningly beautiful four-acre private lake, boat house, swimming pool, salt snug, hot tubs and spa treatment room with beautiful views overlooking the lake. Parking spots were available AT the trailhead at 8:15a on a Thursday morning which is amazing. Directions from Steamboat Springs: Take HWY 40 west of town and turn right on to County Road 129. Get there early I counted 50+ cars on my way out at noon! This is a difficult loop trail to Gilpin Lake in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest.. The Slavonia trailhead is easily accessible from Steamboat Springs. The elevation gain was steep at the end getting to the lake but the views were worth it. I highly recommend this trail and sticking it out until you make it to the lake! More of a 10 mile hike than the indicated 9. Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO. Lots of rocks!!! Really pretty, the lake is beautiful, and the cold water felt really good to get into after hiking up. Small town Clark, Colorado flies under the radar compared to world-famous Steamboat Springs. The trail was a bit populated but not worryingly crowded (given covid concerns), and I’d say 98% of people were really courteous about popping on masks when passing each other. We came back down late afternoon, when the sun was lower in the sky, and it was nice and cool. The highlight of the hike is the stunningly blue Gilpin Lake which provides a magnificent photo opportunity from the top of the ridge and high point of the loop, sitting 450 be… Jun 21, 2020 - A 45-minute drive from Steamboat Springs, this loop hike offers some of the best views of jagged peaks in the area as well as two alpine lakes. Took us five hours at a strong pace. Gilpin Hotel & Lake House costs from £355 a night half board; rooms at the Lake House start from £485 a night half board (01539 488818; www.thegilpin.com). Great hike to complete alongside Mica Lake (they’re off the same trailhead). The trail is very scenic, the lake at the top is beautiful. Not many wildflowers left though. User. I still had plenty of alone time. If it is a nice day, be sure to climb the saddle to take pics of the lake from there. The water was brisk but perfect for a 2p swim to cool off. We arrived on a Saturday around 7AM, and there were still a couple open parking spots left in the lot. Camping, leaving camping equipment or personal property or otherwise occupying national forest system lands for a period longer than 14 days within a 30-day period on a ranger district is prohibited. Gilpin Lake Loop is a 9.8 mile hike with 2,300 feet elevation gain. Great glacier lake. August and July are the best months to enjoy Located 47 miles east-northeast of … The summit of this pass marks the highest point on the hike. The creek alongside the trail is quite nice. I found myself wishing I had a hat and gloves. This may be the highlight of the hike. Triplog. I reached a trail register and the trail junction with the Gold Creek trail after .1 mile. It was also really windy. Great. The last 1/2-1/4 mile or so to the lake felt like the steepest and rockiest part, but even that wasn’t terrible; it just felt more strenuous since we were lugging a 2-month-old and 2-year-old with us. Located 47 miles east-northeast of Craig Colorado. Great mixture of scenery - woods, mountains, river, wildflowers and of course the lake. Continental Divide Trail: Gilpin Lake, Colorado. Those who have seen the area's rugged peaks, picturesque alpine lakes and meadows, and Gilpin Hotel & Lake House's lavish Spa Lodge 100 concept is so good you'll never want to leave - and that's the point, Mark C. O’Flaherty finds. Not many wildflowers left though. Last 6 miles of the road were gravel but it was in good condition, there were lots of small cars driving it. Take the Texas Point turnoff & follow East Lake Dr. to the end. Took 2 hours up and 1.45 down. Located 47 miles east-northeast of Craig Colorado. This is the more strenuous route but it's totally worth it. I feel like we really took our time with getting up the mountain as my asthmatic wife had to take more breaks than I would’ve liked to up the mtn. Definitely a must day hike if you are in the steamboat springs area. If you have a heavy pack or kids I would expect it to take up to 3 hours each way(to the lake and back to the parking lot). After reading the reviews here I expected this to be much rockier than it was. Brought my dog, appreciated all the streams for him to swim and drink from. Zirkel Wilderness Area is one of the most beautiful places to hike … I still had plenty of alone time. Starting at the Slavonia Trailhead, take the Gilpin Trail to the left at the first fork. From here, it's a steep, but fun downhill hike to Gilpin Lake, and to complete the circle! This trail goes by Gold Creek Lake. 2014-07-02 . Somewhat steep incline last mile to lake but worth it. This is a moderate one way trail to Gilpin Lake in Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area. I loved this trail. From here, it's a steep, but fun downhill hike to Gilpin Lake, and to complete the circle! For 2000 feet of elevation I felt this was a very gradual ascent. My favorite hike back home! Heading toward Gilpin Lake, a spur trail to Mica Lake will diverge to the left in just over a mile. The first 3.5 miles is a very gradual incline, not too m Photos of a Hike. Brought my dog, appreciated all the streams for him to swim and drink from. Along the way, you'll enjoy the serene sounds of mountain streams, a 35-ft. waterfall, and take in a pair of beautiful alpine lakes. Last mile + is a bit of a climb, but worth it. Overview. Hahn’s Peak. (Thank you to the Forest Service for clearing all the down trees from the recent wind storm.). 50 minute drive from Steamboat; park and hike to Lake Gilpen. Lots of easy tributary crossings. Whether it’s the views or the short but steep trek up this rocky terrain, Hahn’s Peak is … Starts out with about of mile of aspen trees and then goes into more sunny evergreens the rest of the way. The photos of this hike do not do it justice though. No bikes, which is nice. Absolutely stunning! About 1.5-2 miles in, the scenery is jaw-droppingly beautiful with the grand peaks and wildflowers, and it remains like that the rest of the way to the lake. The Wall Lake Loop gives people a great overview of this area and takes you along Cliff and Clyde Lakes during your The drive up CR 129 passes through beautiful ranch land before turning on to Seedhouse Road. Continue for about 10 miles to parking. GPS Route. Absolutely beautiful hike! The Gold Creek Lake Trail from the same trailhead was my favorite until taking this hike on 8/6/20. This is accouting for lots of stops and and about an hour lunch break at Gilpin Lake. Trail: A good loop hike is to head east on TR 1161 to Gilpin Lake, head south over the pass into the Gold Creek drainage, and then pick up TR 1150 which will take you back west past Gold Creek Lake to the Slavonia TH, a distance of 10 miles with 2491 feet gain to the pass above Gilpin Lake. Just make sure you have about 8 hours if you do the 11ish mile loop and 6ish for the out/back that is about 10 miles. Depending on the route you take, the total distance of the hike can vary from around 8.5 miles to 11+ miles. Me and my wife hit the trail at 9:00, got to the lake a little after 12, sat for about 30 minutes before heading back down the mountain and getting to the car at about 3:00. We would highly recommend going right at the trailhead that goes toward Gold Creek Lake Trail. There’s a … via East Lake Dr. - OR - Boat drop-off to Sandner Creek at north end of Christina Lake. The Continental Divide Trail stitches together mountains, lakes, tundras, and meadows of such aesthetic brilliance, you could place your finger just about anywhere along a trail map and point to a place pretty enough to brag about. We did the 11.5 mile lop that included both lakes. Trail: A good loop hike is to head east on TR 1161 to Gilpin Lake, head south over the pass into the Gold Creek drainage, and then pick up TR 1150 which will take you back west past Gold Creek Lake to the Slavonia TH, a distance of 10 miles with 2491 feet gain to the pass above Gilpin Lake. The water crossings were really low and easy especially with hiking poles, even with the weird weight distribution of having a baby strapped to my front and backpack on my back. One of the best sites in Colorado in my opinion. Arrived at 10 AM and got the last parking spot but parking down the road wouldn’t have been horrible either. A gradual incline out, and decline back. It’s more like 9.5 miles—and even that mileage is assuming you’re not walking around the lake—but the views are really, really awesome the majority of the way. The trail up to Gilpin Lake is generally steeper but converts the long uphill section from the trail junction if you go the other way to a downhill section. There’s lots of spots to park on the road. Find Gilpin Lake Trail in Mount Zirkel Wilderness area approximately an hour north of downtown Steamboat. Pack a lunch and a towel or even a book- the lake warrants a swim and some relaxation time! It's uphill to the lake, but more gradual than a lot of hikes. Gold Creek Lake trail is to the right and it’s well marked. If you don’t do the whole loop, I strongly recommend going past the lake up to the bottom of the switchbacks. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Stop and eat at the Clark store after hiking - They had a awesome deli, wood fired pizza and ice cream! For anyone visiting the Steamboat Springs area this is an absolute must. Loved this hike! Continue for about 10 miles to parking. Maybe being from New England and hiking in the whites I have a different perspective of rocky . It's a breathtaking way to finish your day of climbing. The water was brisk but perfect for a 2p swim to cool off. Favorite part was that it wasn’t busy at all. Just a mile away at Gilpin Lake House, six gorgeous rooms share a fully staffed boutique hotel with a heated indoor swimming pool (for Lake House guests only), outdoor hot tubs and saunas, and exclusive access to 100 acres of grounds with a stunningly beautiful private lake. Great. Took us about 85 minutes (we were hussling) to get up and a total of 2 hours and 50 minutes round trip. Travel north about 18 miles to the Seedhouse Road (Forest Road 400; also County Road 64) and turn right. Private Messages . Beautiful Gilpin Lake makes this hike worth the 5 miles out. help. Todos los derechos reservados. Parking spots were available AT the trailhead at 8:15a on a Thursday morning which is amazing. At the wilderness sign-in, the trail will split. For anyone visiting the Steamboat Springs area this is an absolute must. Highly recommend. Gilpin Lake Trail is a 9.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Parking lot was full but we got a spot on the road not too far. DAY ONE. Me and my wife hit the trail at 9:00, got to the lake a little after 12, sat for about 30 minutes before heading back down the mountain and getting to the car at about 3:00. Triplog. Incline was very gradual so that was nice. Gilpin Lake, named for Governor William Gilpin, is one of the most popular destinations within the Mount Zirkel wilderness. Drive through the subtle mountains of northern … There are a few river crossings but water levels are relatively low. Parking lot was full but we got a spot on the road not too far. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail. My new favorite trail near Steamboat. The lake is gorgeous, once you get there. The Zirkel Circle is a gorgeous loop hike using the Gold Creek Lake Trail and Gilpin Lake Trail. Amazing hike today! If it is a nice day, be sure to climb the saddle to take pics of the lake from there. 2014-07-02 . Completed on 9/22 and still lots of lovely wildflowers and flowing streams/waterfalls. We will be back! Not a lot of shade cover during much of the day. This was on a Sunday. The scenery all along was beautiful with wildflowers, creeks and views. The last mile was pretty tough but the view of Gilpin Lake was breathtaking! @replies. Jetty Spa Trail at Gilpin Lake House. Steamboat Springs and Elkhorn Mountain OHV Loop. It took me about 2 hours and 15 minutes to hike up to Gilpin Lake without stopping, and without a heavy backpack. I took advantage of the mid-week holiday to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown and retreat into the wilderness. Once in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness , there are a number of camping options along the loop as long as you observe Wilderness regulations. We started this out as the out and Majestic mountains all around the farther up you get. No bikes, which is nice. Photoset. When you reach the top of the pass you will be 440 feet above the lake, and your reward will be another impressive view of Gilpin. This added about 1.5 miles to the hike but is well worth it. Gilpin Lake Loop. ALTERNATE ACCESS: Biner Rd. Gorgeous views and wildflowers in full bloom when I hiked it on 8/2. 1 Photoset. This is the most strenuous part of the hike, but it lasts only 0.3 mile. The elevation gain was steep at the end getting to the lake but the views were worth it. Loved this hike! Just make sure you have about 8 hours if you do the 11ish mile loop and 6ish for the out/back that is about 10 miles. Camping, leaving camping equipment or personal property or otherwise occupying national forest system lands for a period longer than 14 days within a 30-day period on a ranger district is prohibited. Heavily shaded, the trail winds through thick forests of conifer trees, wildflower meadows and avalanche paths following Gilpin Creek most of the way up to the lake. ACCESS Travel EAST on Hwy 3 for 6.7km. Absolutely stunning! Took us five hours at a strong pace. Oct 26, 2016 - Gilpin Lake Near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Bridge-free high-altitude stream crossings can make this trail a challenge in spring and early summer when the snow is still melting, so it's best to take this one in the hiking season. The water crossings were really low and easy especially with hiking poles, even with the weird weight distribution of having a baby strapped to my front and backpack on my back. The trail was a bit populated but not worryingly crowded (given covid concerns), and I’d say 98% of people were really courteous about popping on masks when passing each other. For 2000 feet of elevation I felt this was a very gradual ascent. The loop hike is 11.2 miles. The distance was a stretch for our kids (8 & 11) but it was one of their favorite things... Mt. @replies. After approximately a mile, the trail will split again: left takes you to Mica Lake, right (or straight) goes to Gilpin Lake. Champagne on arrival. Gilpin Lake Trail is a 9.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Moderate hike with gradual elevation initially with much steeper elevation towards the end. The view is worth it. A short ride from the main Gilpin Hotel is The Lake House – a fully staffed boutique hotel where just six rooms exclusively enjoy 100 acres of grounds – complete with a private tranquil lake, a boathouse and The Jetty Spa. A gradual incline out, and decline back. The trail will guide you as you privately discover sights, sounds, smells, tastes and sensations which will lead you to your ultimate goal – a deep relaxation that will stay with you for a long time. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Moderate hike with gradual elevation initially with much steeper elevation towards the end. The trail was amazing! Wall Lake is known for its cliff jumping and is surrounded by a ton of other well known lakes in the western Uinta Mountains. The trail is very well taken care of. Great hike to complete alongside Mica Lake (they’re off the same trailhead). Definitely recommend to anyone staying near Steamboat. Continuing with the 1150 trail, you will enter the Mount Zirkel Wilderness after 1.00 miles. However, after talking to a very nice park ranger he indicated it can be a loop. Reviewed August 24, 2020. deltaone11 , Atlanta, Georgia “Might be my favorite hike ever” Not much wildlife, but couldn't believe all of the wildflowers on the 9+ mile hike up to Gilpin... read more. There is water on either side of the pass above Gilpin Lake. There are six large suites, which are all positioned with stunning views over the lake or grounds. Bing [Bot] Activity Edit Profile Forum Notifications Forum notification options Logout ⨂ X. show related photosets. Some other reviewers I think went to Gilpin Lake which shares a trailhead. Bing [Bot] Activity Edit Profile Forum Notifications Forum notification options Logout ⨂ X. show related photosets. Photos of a Hike. We will be back! When you reach the top of the pass you will be 440 feet above the lake, and your reward will be another impressive view of Gilpin. Absolutely beautiful hike! Camping is allowed but you have to be over 1/4 mi from the lake. Took us about 85 minutes (we were hussling) to get up and a total of 2 hours and 50 minutes round trip. The first 3.5 miles is a very gradual incline, not too much to sweat but the last mile makes up for the last 1,000 foot or so of elevation gain. Review/Journal of a Hike. Lots of water crossings for my pup. The view is worth it. I signed in and headed left up to Gilpin Lake. Great terrain Moderate to hard but very doable. Beautiful hike with a nice creek running along side. Last mile + is a bit of a climb, but worth it. The lake is gorgeous, once you get there. We did not encounter to many other hikers. Great hike! Somewhat steep incline last mile to lake but worth it. At the wilderness sign-in, the trail will split. 2020 AllTrails, LLC. 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