Seven Lakes Trailhead

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Fee trailhead at popular Big Creek Lakes Recreation Area. One mile interpretive trail leads to upper Big Creek Lake. Trails beyond lead to Big Creek Falls and Seven Lakes area of Mount Zirkel Wildernness. Please refer to the Wilderness regulations.  Trailhead includes limited pull through parking for horse trailers, a small horse corral, and outhouse.

At a Glance

Fees $5/day per vehicle
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Dogs on leash on Red Elephant Interpretive Trail.
Closest Towns: Walden, Colorado
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (8)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Directions from Walden: Head north on Highway 125 for 9 miles to Cowdrey. Turn left at Cowdrey onto County Road 6W for 18 miles to Pearl. Take Forest Road 600 for 6 miles to the Big Creek Lakes Recreation Area. The Seven Lakes Trailhead is located by taking the right hand fork at the intersection at the bridge. Follow this road past the campground host site driving approximately 1/4 mile to the trailhead. Look for universal "hiking" signs to locate trailhead parking.

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