Wheeler Lakes (Gore Range Trail #60 )

  
This trail enters the Eagles Nest Wilderness and provides great views of Copper Mountain Ski Area to the south and the Tenmile Range to the southeast. The trail climbs steadily up through aspen and lodgepole pine forests before reaching the two Wheeler Lakes. If you want a longer hike, then you can continue on the Gore Range Trail up to Lost Lake or to the top of Uneva Pass.

At a Glance

Usage: Moderate
Restrictions: Open to Hike/Horse Only. The trail enters the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area.
Closest Towns: Copper Mountain, CO; Frisco, CO

General Information

Directions: From westbound I-70 take Exit 196, Scenic Overlook, and park in the spaces provided. From eastbound I-70 travel to Exit 198, Officers Gulch, and turn left at the stop sign. Travel underneath I-70 and take the westbound on-ramp for I-70. Travel on I-70 westbound and take Exit 196, Scenic Overlook, and park in the spaces provided.

Activities


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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3.1 miles one-way to Wheeler Lakes

  Elevation : 
9,671 ft. - 11,079 ft @ Wheeler Lakes