St. Louis Lake Trailhead

Area Status: Unreachable

This is an unconventional trailhead in that hikers must travel over 3.1 miles of road before arriving at the trail to the lake. Visitors are welcome to bicycle this first 3.1 miles and leave bicycles at the bike rack provided. There is a washout in a section of the road about 1/2 mile from the start of the hiking trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trailhead is 6 miles from the lake & 3 miles from the old trailhead. Road is washed out 1/2 mile from old trailhead.
Operational Hours: 24 hours
Rentals & Guides: No
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees None
Permit Info: None
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Dispersed camping in the Fraser Experimental Forest restricted to between 100 feet and one mile of St. Louis Lake and Byer's Creek Campground. All bicycle use restricted to designated routes.
Closest Towns: Fraser, Colorado
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Nine miles southwest of Fraser on County Road 73 (St. Louis Creek Rd., Forest Road 160) in the Fraser Experimental Forest.

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Mountain Biking

Mountain biking on dirt/rock road and trails. Biking is prohibited in nearby Byers Peak Wilderness Area.

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate


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