The Horseshoe Lake Trail, #23, forks from the Kinney Creek Trail, #22, shortly after reaching the Byers Peak Wilderness boundary. Here the trail crosses Kinney Creek and continues southward. The trail climbs only gradually for a mile through an old-growth spruce-fir forest. . The trail offers a beautiful view of the unusually shaped Horseshoe Lake.
Directions from Granby: Travel west on Highway 40 approximately 14 miles to County Road 3/Forest Road 139. Travel south on Road 3/139 approximately 17 miles, passing Williams Fork Reservoir, to Forest Road 138. Go south on 138 approximately 5 miles to Kinney Creek Road/Forest Road 141. Go northeast on Rd. 141 about 4 miles to the Kinney Creek Trailhead. Hike the Kinney Creek Trail, #22, to the Horseshoe Lake Trail, just beyond the Wilderness boundary.
Summer through Fall
(NOTE: Accessibility depends on snow depth and weather.)