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Sandbeach Lake Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.1 (21)

A fun uphill trail leading to a beautiful lake


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Map Key

4.4

Miles

7.1

KM

82%

Runnable

10,319' 3,145 m

High

8,384' 2,555 m

Low

1,955' 596 m

Up

152' 46 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

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Features Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife

Description

This is a pretty consistently steep trail that leads to Sandbeach Lake in a mainly forested section of Wild Basin. The first portion of the trail climbs quickly to just below the ridgeline and follows the ridge until just before Campers Creek backcountry campsite.

You'll eventually cross Campers Creek, and follow close to Hunters Creek, and then head up towards Sandbeach Lake. The last push before the lake is somewhat steep but this last little push is worth it for the amazing views at the lake.

Take your time to appreciate the alpine lake, and maybe dip your toes in its icy water. Once you have had your fill of this spectacular area, head back the same way back to your car.

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aaron moore

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 21 votes

#3

in Wild Basin

#760

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  4.1 from 21 votes
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#3

in Wild Basin

#123

in Colorado

#760

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Photos

Going up the trail.
Sep 6, 2017 near Estes Park, CO
Hunters Creek.
Sep 6, 2017 near Grand Lake, CO
Solitude.
Sep 6, 2017 near Grand Lake, CO
This is about two miles going up the trail to the lake.
Sep 6, 2017 near Estes Park, CO
Nice contrast, this is about where the fall color stops, the rest is mostly evergreen.
Oct 9, 2019 near Estes Park, CO
Hunters Creek
Sep 6, 2017 near Grand Lake, CO

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Jun 13, 2020
Kara Paulus
9.6mi — 4h 46m
Jun 20, 2018
Jeff Abbott
Perfect trail day. Snow is all gone and very runnable. 4.4mi
May 22, 2018
Jeff Abbott
8.8mi