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blue King Lake Trail

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4.4 mile 7.1 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,984' 605 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 11,653' 3,552 m
Low: 9,669' 2,947 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

Earn solitude and lakeside views from this easily accessible trail, just above Nederland.

Tom Robson

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Campfires are not allowed. Permits required for overnight stays inside the Indian Peaks Wilderness from June 1 - September 15.

Runner Notes

This is a great trail run with lower grades, and fewer people than nearby trails.

Description

After diverging from the Devils Thumb Trail, King Lake Trail soon enters the Indian Peaks Wilderness and steadily gains 1200 feet in elevation over the next four miles.

Towards the upper end, the trestles of the Moffat Road are visible on the side of the ridge to the left. About a mile before reaching King Lake, the trail makes several switchbacks. Trail #810 to Betty & Bob Lakes Trail forks north from the main trail at the river crossing about a -mile east of King Lake. The King Lake Trail passes King Lake and briefly climbs a ridge to the Continental Divide. There it meets the High Lonesome Trail #7.

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Sep 14, 2018
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