The Grouse Lake trail begins near the town of Minturn and ends at Grouse Lake: The trail rises through aspen, pine, spruce, and fir. All the steeper sections are short. Cross water six times as you climb through a series of meadows before a final climb brings you into the Holy Cross Wilderness and to Grouse Lake at the foot of Grouse Mountain. The lake is in a meadow surrounded by forest.
* There is a printable Recreation Quicksheet for this trail which is complete with directions, a map, details, and other information about this trail. Or to see quicksheets for other recreation areas across the Forest, click on the "Recreation Quicksheets" link in the right column and select the appropriate Ranger District.
Directions: Travel west on I-70 to exit 171 for Minturn and Highway 24. Turn right and follow Hwy 24 south for approximately 1 mile to the trailhead, which is located on the right side of the Highway. The trailhead is located across from the Meadow Mountain Business Park.