Wall Lake #1818

Image of top of Wall Lake Trail

The Wall Lake Trail is one of the quickest and steepest routes up onto the Flat Tops. Leaving the trailhead just above the Trappers Lake campgrounds, the trail immediately enters lodgepole pine and spruce that were burned in the 2002 Big Fish Fire. The burned area continues until roughly 2 miles above Anderson Lake. Please use extreme caution among standing dead trees. Atop the plateau, the trail meets Oyster Lake Trail (#1825), providing access to the west. Roughly a mile past the Oyster Lake Trail junction the trail reaches Wall Lake. Wall Lake sits nestled below the 12,002' Trappers Peak. The trail stays on the west side of the lake, climbing the "wall" and crossing a saddle into the South Fork drainage. The trail continues across the tundra for 2 miles and ends at Trappers Lake Trail (#1816).

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At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply in Wilderness
Closest Towns: Meeker, CO
Water: Treat & filter all water sources. Protect water quality with proper waste disposal.
Restroom: Bury human waste 100+ ft from water, trails & camps. Pack it out.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Blanco Ranger District (970) 878-4039

General Information


The Wall Lake Trailhead is just above the campgrounds at Trappers Lake.

From Meeker, CO take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn right on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 39 miles to Trappers Lake Road #205. Turn south on Trappers Lake Road #205, and continue for 10 miles to the parking area above the Trappers Lake campgrounds.

General Notes:

View of Trappers Lake from Wall Lake Trail.

View of Trappers Lake from Trappers Lake Trail

Wall Lake Trail.

To Wall Lake the trail is rocky.


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  Area/Length : 
7.2 miles

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  Elevation : 
9766' - 11213'