“A beautiful trail which climbs to Surprise lake, a serene mountain lake.
— Brian Smith
Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers
Surprise Lake is in the northern portion of the Gore Range in the Eagles Nest Wilderness. The beginning of the trail passes through aspen groves and spruce/fir forests. Eventually, the trail climbs steadily up to the lake. Surprise Lake is nestled in the trees and is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery. An abundance of wildflowers can be seen from mid-June through early July along this trail.