Lake Evelyn Trail (#15)

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Length: 2.6 miles ONE WAY

Elevation: 9,880 at the trailhead; 11,600 at the saddle above Lake Evelyn

Trail Description: The trail begins at the Lake Evelyn Trailhead and starts off on an old logging road. The road continues for approximately 1.5 miles before turning into a single-track trail. The trail is an easy to moderate hike and becomes more difficult as it approaches the lake. Above the lake, the trail is very steep and rocky as it climbs up onto the alpine ridge. Once on the ridge, access is provided to either St. Louis Divide Trail (#17) or Kinney Creek Trail (#22). Good camping sites are available near the lake.

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At a Glance

Permit Info: No permit required.
Usage: Light
Best Season: Hiking conditions are best from July through September.
Restrictions: The Lake Evelyn Trail is located within the Byers Peak Wilderness, therefore wilderness regulations apply. 
  • Mechanized/motorized travel is prohibited.
  • Do not camp or build campfires within 100 feet of developed trails or bodies of water.
  • Pets must be under control at all times.
  • Group size is limited to 12 people and/or livestock. 
  • Practice Leave No Trace principles.
Unless seasonal restrictions are in effect, campfires must be attended at all times and cold to the touch with the bare hand before being abandoned. Collection of dead and down wood is allowed; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood.  
Closest Towns: Fraser, Winter Park
Water: Lakes and streams; treat water for drinking.
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Sulphur Ranger District, 9 Ten Mile Drive, PO Box 10, Granby, CO 80446, Phone: 970-887-4100, Fax: 970-887-4111, Contact Us

General Information

Directions:

From .5 mile east of Parshall on U.S. Highway 40, go south on Grand County Road 3 (Ute Pass Road) to GCR 32 (FSR 139) and turn east following this road for 5 miles to FSR 136. Go right on FSR 136 and travel 2.5 miles to the Bottle Pass/Lake Evelyn Trailhead.

From CO Highway 9, 24 miles south of Kremmling, turn onto Summit County Road 15 (Ute Pass Road), which will become Grand County Road 3. Follow this road until you come to GCR 32 (FSR 139) and turn east following this road for 5 miles to FSR 136. Go right on FSR 136 and travel 2.5 miles to the Bottle Pass/Lake Evelyn Trailhead.


Accessibility:

Road to trailhead not accessible for trailers.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.8788311

  Longitude : 
-105.9733579

 



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