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

Quick Facts

Horseshoe Lake Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,300 Feet (3210.7 Meters) at jct. with Kinney Ck. Trail
Difficulty: Moderate to More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 900 Feet (280.5 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,200 Feet (3491.3 Meters) at Horseshoe Lake
Length, One-way: 1.7 Miles (2.83 Kilometers) from Kinney Ck Trail to Horseshoe Lake
Other Maps: Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest Map
TI Topo Maps: #103 Winter Park, Central City, Rollins Pass; #107 Green Mtn Reservoir, Ute Pass
Trail Number: 23
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Byers Peak

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

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.

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 Kinney Creek and Horseshoe Lake trails
ICON Hiking & Walking Kinney Creek and Horseshoe Lake trails
ICON Horseback Riding Kinney Creek and Horseshoe Lake trails

Related Activities
Kinney Creek Trail - The Kinney Creek Trail, #22, is located south of Granby, in the Williams Fork area. It leads up Kinney Creek to intersect the St. Louis Divide-Jones Pass Trail, #17.

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