A final push up a rocky cliff takes you to the top - it was a tough climb at about 12.5k feet. Date of experience: August 2018. But large sections of the trail currently have puddles, ranging from a few inches to a foot. From the lot the trail is very rocky to the left and follows parallel to the road you just drove. Hiked 9/3/2020. Last push up to Gizzley Lake was snow covered. Grizzly Lake Trail #1990 is an intermediate/moderate trail you can hike, run, and horseback ride that is dog friendly. Rig is a highly modified jeep on 37s. Then there is a sign after about 50 yards to go left to Grizzly. Do not attempt getting to the trailhead without high clearance and AWD. It is located in the northwestern portion of the Sawatch Range of Colorado and is at the head of McNasser Gulch. Overall, it’s a pretty hike with a couple really challenging parts. Grizzly … Very challenging and very rewarding. Lake was spectacular!! There are two stream crossing, and best to have some kind of waterproof shoes, or some very good balance. I wore hiking sandals and did just fine. Grizzly Lake is covered by the Buffalo Pass, CO US Topo Map quadrant Shortly thereafter you pass an old house. COTREX is a project by the Colorado DNR and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Great hike that is medium/hard to a lake. We brought gaiters and microspikes, the spikes weren't necessary with how deep the snow was. There is a lot of incline, which makes sense since it’s rated difficult, but this is probably one of the easier hikes I’ve done that fall under the “hard” category. Would definitely recommend the hiking trail next time if you’re not driving. If you're hiking, consider starting from the western side which is the parking lot marked with a “P” in real life as well as a waypoint on our map. Loved this hike! There is a small obstacle as you climb out of the creek. Getting to the trailhead takes about 45 minutes once you get off 82. we left Friday morning after backpacking and camping. The most challenging part is getting to the trailhead. The trailhead is on the left just after the reservoir, but before Portal Campground. Grizzly Lake from Mapcarta, the free map. A long bumpy 4X4 road Lincoln Creek takes you to the trail head a high clearance is a MUST. This trail combines all aspects of rock crawling into less than 3 miles. Grizzly Lake is located in San Isabel National Forest. Definitely need 4WD to get up near the actual trail head if parking close. It was fairly easy to follow the snow covered trail/road without tracks as it's pretty wide, and cut trees dot the side of the path. Began the hike at 9 am. We were a little over 4 hours round trip with some time eating lunch at lake. We used Gaia Topo, which had an accurate path. Would have put on Yak Traks if I had brought them. The views of Grizzly Lake, the mining cabins leading up to Grizzly Lake, and the wildflowers tucked into the talus slopes are definitely worth the trek. This is a pretty bumpy trail.....the kind that isn't terrible as a driver alone in a rig, but bit harder on 3 passengers riding along. Read more. Fishing is considered excellent by anglers with abundant brook trout in the lake … thankful we left early, we arent ones to deal with noise.. The Grizzly Lake fishing map contains information about some of the best fishing spots this lake has to offer as well as the nearby cottages, campgrounds, and bait and tackle shops. Picturesque mountain ride to Grizzly Lake with great fishing. Hiked with 5 people, ages ranging from 25-82. Once you get to the top, the path meanders through several meadows with only a very slight incline. 1 Helpful vote. Didn’t see another person or ATV during the entire hike. ;) you can avoid the crossings by going out and back on the western portion of the trail loop (non-OHV section). This is a hidden gem of the Collegiate Peaks Area. Grizzly Peak, which sits due south of Grizzly Lake, is one of Colorado… Be ready for a very slow and bumpy ride. One of my favorite hikes ever. The map also shows hotspots where our fishing junkies have caught lunkers and posted photos and stories. Great trail. Serious 4wds only. We got caught in an unexpected hailstorm as soon as we reached the top. The lake is very nice and the views of the mountains at either end of the valley are great. The lake was beautiful as was the scenery along the way. Like others mention the trail is well shaded and there are plenty of spots to approach the creek and dip your toes in the crystal clear water Directions from Aspen: Drive 10 miles east of Aspen on Highway 82 to Lincoln Creek Road. Grizzly Lake Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Aspen, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail begins from the Norris-Mammoth Hot Springs Road, in the northwest region of the park. It is a trek if you’re coming from town so budget that in timing. Grizzly Lake is approached via the Grizzly Lake 'scramble' - a steep, rocky path defined by the forest service so that people can get to the lake via one path, but made rough to discourage taking heavy packs up. Hiked 06/20/20. Snow has mostly melted, trail is easily found. Immediately after entering the trail you will encounter a small creek that is not very deep but makes up for the lack of depth by being very wide. We were able to follow a pair of tracks for some of the route until we caught up to the couple making the footprints (thanks for breaking trail! Contacts. Neighboring Garfield Peakcan be added to a climb of Grizzly to make for a very enjoyable class 2+ traverse. Date of experience: August 2018. Gorgeous, less traveled trail with lots of rocky mountain goats. Couldn’t make it all the way - we took the ATV trail up and back down and it was super difficult. Grizzly Lake is located in San Isabel National Forest. About 1/2 mile near the end of the trail there are a few places flooded/buddy - but easy to get around, just go slow. Grizzly Peak A is the highest ranked 13er in Colorado at 13,988 feet. Recommend starting early morning to beat crowds. Great flowers and waterfalls. Please pay attention to Forest Service rules and regulations. The road is steep and loose in some places so it makes it harder to hike on. Still super pretty though! So pretty! It fills a steep-walled cirque carved from the base of Grizzly Peak (13,988') just west of the Continental Divide. It's a "gate keeper" to keep the flat landers out.. Will likely need to winch it. Not a ton of ppl. Once we joined the ATV trail there were a lot of areas where the path was flooded for 30ft or so and it was nearly impossible not to get your feet wet. This route is most popular with ATVs, so expect to see some of those. west just south of Nathrop, follow it quite a few miles to the trailhaead. Once you cross the water at the end of the valley (pay attention to not miss it - no actual sign but should be obvious that you need to cross to continue on the trail up mountain), you start your hike up again to reach the lake. The western leg of the trail is strictly a hiking trail and lasts for about 3/4 of a mile. Once past that it's just a very, VERY bumpy ride back to the lake. Trail is easy to follow, but beware that the USFS 2016 and NatGeo maps have the last eight of a mile or so mapped incorrectly. Loved having the trail to ourselves- incredible views and a last mile incline that was more challenging. Colorado Springs owns the majority of the water in Grizzly and Twin Lakes. However, most cars could make the drive right now. Then not much further you see a spray painted old metal container that says Grizzly. To get there, make a left at the fork in the road towards Hancock and then just keep driving a little further until you see a very small pull out on your left (room for about 5 cars) that is marked with a small 'P'- brown sign. Flora & Fauna Expect epic wildflowers in the summer and fall foliage later in the season. Grizzly Lake Colorado fishing map and location information: Grizzly Lake is a Lake in Chaffee County, Colorado and can be found on the Saint Elmo USGS topo map. Helpful. However, this claim was proven inaccurate in 1979, when a bow-carrying elk hunter, Ed Wiseman, was attacked and mauled near Blue Lake, an alpine lake in the same mountain range where grizzlies made their last stand 27 years before. Grizzly Peak (13,988'), from which the lake-cirque is carved, is the highest ranked 13er in Colorado Grizzly Creek flows into Grizzly Reservoir, built in the 1930s and primarily serves as the fore bay to the tunnel that Twin Lakes uses to divert water under the Continental Divide. I would wait to do it until later in the season when more snow is melted. Wildflowers were starting to bloom. Gets tough after crossing stream. Overall this hike was a little easier than anticipated but will report back in a few days once we finish it. Eventually, around 1952, it was decided that grizzlies were completely gone from Colorado. Trail is ready to hike - a few snow patches and puddles to get around. It’s beautiful going up, down, and spending time at the lake. Going up the start of Grizzly Lake Trail. Reflection off lake and snow was blinding without sunglasses. BEAUTIFUL SCENERY. A hidden gem! The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. It was awesome and recommend it to anyone who is wanting a challenging trail. Grizzly Lake (12,523') is located 3.65 miles from Lincoln Creek Road in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. There are still some deeper snow patches at the end, we had minimal postholing because we came behind some ATVs who had flattened it. Definitely worth it though! We are currently taking reservations. Beginning portion is quite steep, rocky throughout, but the lake is worth it! We saw one other hiker all day. Please pay attention to Forest Service rules and regulations. But the gaiters made the day 10,000 times less wet. 1,300). Some stayed back at the last mile after the largest creek crossing, because the elevation gain and the steep rocky scramble in just the last hundred feet or so are rough. But it teases you and you go over 3 ridge tops before getting to the lake. The park is accessible from the Dempster Highway, the 737km dirt road to Inuvik (NWT) and the Arctic Circle. Amazing trail! The trail is evident through the meadow, but towards the end it splits. Hiked 6/20/20. Once you cross the river, it is a steep climb again. There were a couple times we lost the trail, but it wasn’t too bad to get back on. The trail begins from the Norris-Mammoth Hot Springs Road, in the northwest region of the park. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Hancock Pass, Alpine Tunnel, Williams Pass, Hancock Lake OHV Trail via Country Road 295. The lake at 12,000 ft was beautiful and worth the effort! So we spent a lot of time going around those. The snow fields were soft—we saw a few skiers enjoying some late June turns, but without proper equipment we elected to turn around just before the lake rather than post hole for several hundred feet. The drive to trailhead is 6 miles which is probably best with 4x4. You hike through a great Aspen forest before you merge with the eastern leg which is an ATV trail that you stay on to the lake (junction marked on our map with a waypoint). Pretty windy up there. The wind made fishing a bit difficult that day. We had a set if poles and we each took one. The trail/ATV road is steep and rocky, alternately taking you through dense forest or open shelf road with many switchbacks. This start is the most difficult part of the trail. Parking is a bit tricky to find. Ideal für Familien, Gruppen, Paare. This is a challenging trail for ATVs and short wheel-based vehicles, especially at the obstacle near the beginning, which may draw spectators. Great flowers and waterfalls. Need high clearance vehicle for the 6 miles of rocky dirt road to trail. We were lucky enough to have it to ourselves today. Stick right along the creek. and the lake is in high form. Hotels in der Nähe von Grizzly Lake Trail, Aspen: Auf Tripadvisor finden Sie 8.883 bewertungen von reisenden, 7.167 authentische Reisefotos und Top-Angebote für 30 hotels Hotels in Aspen. The Grizzly Lake fishing map contains information about some of the best fishing spots this lake has to offer as well as the nearby cottages, campgrounds, and bait and tackle shops. For example, one 2006 report was investigated after two experienced hunters claimed to spot an adult grizzly and cubs near Independence Pass . This is a very popular ATV Trail, so a good early season/weekday trail if you want to do it on your feet. There is a small patch along the lake itself, but it was very easy to cross or go around. (Did this on Sunday Nov 22 2020) The directions to the trailhead are spot on. You will meet up with the ATV trail at the next waypoint. Grizzly Lake is a difficult rock crawling trail that takes you over one demanding challenge at the start to steal your attention, and then never gives that attention back till the trail run is over. The jeep trail starts with a 4' shelf! The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Grizzly Peak, which sits due south of Grizzly Lake, is one of Colorado's highest 13ers at 13,988'. The hike itself was covered in 5 inches to 3 feet of snow for 95% of the route (majority of the route maybe a foot and a half). The Grizzly Lake road is rough, rocky and considered a difficult route by most 4-wheel enthusiasts. Many rocks have now been piled up at the gatekeeper vs. 2 years ago when I saw it last. Great hike! Share. Saw a fisherman at the lake but otherwise felt secluded all day. Snowmass Village, Colorado 120 contributions 56 helpful votes. Otherwise it’s beautiful and not too difficult. We were almost able to reach the lake, but a large snow bank obscured the trail and we didn’t want to continue blind. So, while Twin Lakes Reservoir and Canal Co. directly employs the Schryvers, Colorado Springs Utilities is their boss’ boss. 2 of which on 4x4s. Definitely hard hike. Camped by Grizzly Reservoir the night before. Climbing is very gradual until right around mile 3, where you leave the creek behind to climb the final 1,000' to Grizzly Lake. Date of experience: August 2018. The lake is beautiful! I definitely took my time. Grizzly Lake and Grizzly Gulch are located in the San Isabel National Forest south of Buena Vista, CO. Primary activities in Grizzly Gulch include four-wheeling, hiking, backpacking, dirt bike riding, backcountry camping, fishing, and hiking with dogs. Might have hopped on this too early in the year. Only saw 4 people there... otherwise we had the trail to ourselves. Worth Noting: Take a gander at the columbines that line the trail all the way up to Grizzly Lake. Cool views. You must have sunglasses if sunny. The first part of this hike (no ATVs) is really steep. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until September. Super rocky after the merge with the ATV trail. Worth Noting: Take a gander at the columbines that line the trail all the way up to Grizzly Lake. Enjoyed the solitude. There is a 6.3 mile, very rough road. ), then we continued up to the lake. Start here if you are hiking. We kept thinking the lake was over the next ridge. We gained about 1k feet elevation and the other 1k is in the last 3/4th mile or so (it take about 45 min to get up to the top). Take Chalk Creek Rd. The Grizzly Lake trail is a slightly longer variation to the standard Mount Holmes Trail route to the summit of Mount Holmes. Tombstone Territorial Park is a large protected wilderness area in northern Yukon, around an hour and a half away from Dawson City (pop. Once at the trailhead, you go uphill for a short way through the forest before traversing gradually uphill through open valley. Eine große Auswahl für Ihren Urlaub bei FeWo-direkt. Lots of loose rocks made it harder on my legs but the lake was nice to see. 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