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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Quick Facts

Mirror Lake Trail

Beginning Elevation: 12,040 Feet (3670 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 720 Feet (219 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,320 Feet (3450 Meters)
Length: 9.0 Miles (14.5 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 943
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Pingree Park; Comanche Peak




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General Description

The Mirror Lake Trail is located west of Fort Collins and leads from the Flowers Trail, #939, to Mirror Lake. Portions of this trail lead through Rocky Mountain National Park. Be sure to check with the Park for any regulations.

The Mummy Pass Trail is also accessed from this trail. There is fishing in this area, and the views are spectacular.

Directions from Fort Collins: Access #1: Follow directions to the Flowers Trail, #939. From the Flowers Trail, the Mirror Lake Trail breaks off to the south and leads to Mirror Lake.Access #2: Go west out of Ft. Collins on Hwy 14 about 30 miles to Egger. Take the Pingree Park Road south (Forest Route 131) and travel 15 miles to the Tom Bennett CG. A rough road takes off north out of the CG. Two miles down this road is the Beaver Creek Trail. Follow this trail past Comanche Reservoir about 7 miles and the Mirror Lake Trail will be visible on the south side of the trail.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking This trail also accesses the Mummy Pass Trail.
ICON Cold Water Fishing area lakes and streams
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Mirror Lake Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery This trail offers spectacular views.
Yes



Related Activities
Emmaline Lake Trail - The Emmaline Lake and Mummy Pass Trails begin near Pingree Park, west of Fort Collins. The Mummy Pass Trail branches off and leads into Rocky Mountain National Park.

Flowers Trail - The Flowers Trail #939 runs from the west end of the Flowers four-wheel drive road and leads south west, through the Comanche Peak Wilderness, to Peterson Lake.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Fort Collins Convention and Visitors Bureau, 420 South Howes, Suite 101 , Fort Collins, CO, 80522, Phone: 800-274-FORT, Fax: 970-493-8061, www.ci.fort-collins.co.us

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