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Evergreen Lake Trail

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Trail

1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer loop
99% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 52' 16 m
Descent: -53' -16 m
High: 7,083' 2,159 m
Low: 7,044' 2,147 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Johnny Muir-Addleman

A relaxing jaunt around Evergreen Lake perfect for tourists looking to stretch their legs.

Johnny Muir-Addleman

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

Overview

This is a smooth, nearly dead-flat loop around Evergreen Lake which is popular with fishermen and tourists alike. The lake keeps it feeling cool and mountains in the distance add a nice view.

Need to Know

No Swimming Boats can be rented.

Runner Notes

This is a nice, flat, short loop with large paved sections lending themselves to great running.

Description

From the town, park at a small dirt lot next to the Evergreen Dam to check out the 'Mountain Man' sculpture and the cascade of water coming down the dam.

From the sculpture, you'll gain the height of the dam quickly and progress through some trees to walk a flat dirt path around the lake until reaching a new wooden dock with benches. The trail continues onto a road that goes by the Evergreen Lake House, a lovely building Evergreen describes as the 'crown jewel' of their town.

Among other things, paddle and fishing boats can be rented, and the building can be booked for functions. It serves as the base of operations for skating on the lake in the winter, which is a great side journey during colder seasons.

At its end, the trail joins Upper Bear Creek Road and makes its way along the shoulder to return to your starting point. This is a great after-meal walk for those passing through this charming mountain town.

Flora & Fauna

Evergreen trees (no pun intended) and Lake Trout.

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Aug 18, 2019
Jason Golec

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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Looking West over Evergreen Lake before walking the trail loop
May 21, 2015 near Evergreen, CO

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