Trail Run Project Logo

Upper Cataract Lake Trail #63

 4.0 (1)
Trail Mapped Wrong?

Length

7.3 Miles 11.7 Kilometers

88%

Runnable

Elevation

1,960' 598 m

Ascent

-480' -146 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

11,937' 3,638 m

High

10,457' 3,187 m

Low

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

A beautiful trail leading past pristine mountain lakes.

Brian Smith

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Description [Suggest Changes]

Upper Cataract Lake is in the Eagles Nest Wilderness area in the Gore Range mountains. It is a beautiful lake that sits on the edge of tree line and has dramatic views of Eagles Nest Peak. The climb from the trailhead is steady and steep at times as it climbs through lodgepole pines, aspen groves and spruce/fir forests.

Past the lake, this trail continues to another beautiful lake, Mirror Lake, before ascending along the northern flanks of Eagles Nest to a terminating junction on Elliot Ridge.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#1

in Heeney

#6878

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#1

in Heeney

#702

in Colorado

#6,878

Overall
85 Views Last Month
893 Since Aug 13, 2015
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
0%
100%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running