“A wide, easy singletrack working its way around Long Lake.
— Tom Robson
Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife
Within the Niwot Ridge Biosphere Reserve: No camping or campfires.
The Brainard Lake Road
is open seasonally. During these months, a vehicle fee applies for trailheads located within the Brainard Lake Recreation Area.
This is an awesome, albeit crowded running trail!
The Jean Lunning Trail enters the Indian Peaks Wilderness and continues west along the south side of Long Lake
on a wide, gentle trail with several bridges. If you're looking for a shorter journey, turn right on Pawnee Pass Trail
to complete a 4.1-mile loop from the trailhead around Long Lake
. This trail can be snow packed until later in July.