Trout Lake #743


The Trout Lake Trail #743 serves as a connecting route between the Eureka Trail #734 and the Trickel Park Road, FSR #121.  The trail also provides access to Trout Lake and Elk Park Reservoir.  The trail begins near the Cabin Reservoir outlet and climbs toward the dam on the reservior.  It travels along the reservior at a level grade until it enters a spruce/fir stand where it can be marshy along the lakes edge.  The trail continure to climb in dense spruce/fir until it reaches Elk Park Reservoir where it breaks out of the trees into a large meadow.  At the end of the dam it reemters a stand of spruce/fir above the lake before breaking out into another meadow that tends to be marshy.  The trail descends through the  meadow, crosses a stream and reaches a graveled pull-out area along Trickel Park Road.  It ends when it reaches the intersection with Trickle Park Road just north of Elk Park Reservoir.

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At a Glance

Open Season: June - October
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to Hiking, Horseback, Mountain Bike, and OHVs less than 50" in width.
Closest Towns: Cedaredge, CO

General Information



Travel east from the Highway 65 and Trickel Park Road, FSR #121, intersection near the Grand Mesa Visitors Center.  Continue on Trickel Park Road for approximately 7 miles to the northern trailhead for the Trout Lake Trailhead which is a gravelled pullout area on the right side of the road.


Travel on Highway 65 to the Grand Mesa Visitors Center.  Turn east onto Trickel Park Road, FSR #121, and travel approximately 7.8 miles to the intersection of the Trickel Park Road and the Surface Creek Road, FSR #125.  Turn right (south) onto the Surface Creek Road and travel 1.5 miles to its intersection with the Park Cabin Road, FSR #125.1A.  Turn right and travel west 0.8 miles on Park Cabin Rd. to the Eureka Eastern Trailhead located on the southwest corner of Trickel Park Reservoir.  Travel south and west on the Eureka Trail #734 for 0.7 miles to the Trout Lake Southern Trailhead. 



Off the Trickel Park Road, FSR #121.  T.  11S.,  R.  94W.,  Sec. 34.  U.S.G.S. Map:  Grand Mesa.


Off the Eureka Trail #734.  T.  12S.,  R.  94W.,  Sec. 3.  U.S.G.S. Map:  Grand Mesa.



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  Area/Length : 
1.12 Miles

  Elevation : 
10,000 - 10,100


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