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Backpacking: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Sulphur Ranger District

Quick Facts

St. Louis Lake Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3117.2 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,531 Feet (477.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,531 Feet (3594.5 Meters)
Length, One-way: 4 Miles (6.67 Kilometers)
TI Topo Maps: #103, Winter Park, Central City, Rollins Pass
Usage: Moderate to Heavy
USGS Maps: Byers Peak

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

The Saint Louis Lake Trail is located southwest of Winter Park and Fraser. It begins at the end of Forest Road 160.2 and leads up to Saint Louis Lake.
This trail offers a beautiful lake and meadows.

About 1.5 miles from the trailhead, the trail crosses a large meadow. On the other side of the meadow, the left fork leads to Saint Louis Pass; the right fork continues up the meadow into the forest and uphill to Saint Louis Lake.

If camping near Saint Louis Lake, camp only in designated sites. Camping is prohibited within 100 feet of the lake. NO CAMPFIRES PERMITTED.

Directions from Granby: Travel south on Highway 40 approximately 15 miles to County Road 73/Forest Road 160.2 in Fraser. Go south on Forest Road 160.2 approximately 11 miles to the site.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall (NOTE: Accessibility depends on snow depth and weather.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking St. Louis Lake and connecting trails
ICON Hiking & Walking St. Louis Lake and connecting trails

Related Activities
Byers Creek Campground - Byers Creek is a small campground located southwest of Fraser off County Road 73. It sits at an elevation of 9,360 feet.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, 928 Grand Avenue , Grand Lake, CO, 80447, Phone: 800-531-1019


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