Trappers Lake is known as the "Cradle of Wilderness." At approximately 302 surface acres, the lake contains a strain of native cutthroat trout and the Colorado Division of Wildlife operates a spawn collection station at the Cabin Creek inlet during May and June.
Trappers Lake lies completely within the Flat Tops Wilderness; motorized boats and wheeled carts for boat transport are prohibited.
Trappers Lake Lodge rents cabins and boats, and there are 5 Forest Service campgrounds nearby. Dispersed camping is prohibited within 1/4 mile of Trappers Lake and the campgrounds.
The video below is provided courtesy of Flattopsbyway.com. A downloadable audio tour of the Flat Tops Trail Scenic and Historic Byway is also available on this site.
At a Glance
Rentals & Guides:
Trappers Lake Lodge rents boats and cabins.
No motorized boating. Boats must be transported approximately 1/4 mile from the parking area to the lake: wheeled carts are prohibited.