Lower Cataract Lake Loop Trail #57


This is a loop trail in the Eagles Nest Wilderness which can be hiked in either direction. From the trailhead, you will have a view of Cataract Falls in the distance across the lake. The trail passes through beautiful meadows and there is an abundance of wildflowers in mid to late June. This is a great hike for families and has beautiful lake, mountain and meadow scenery along the way.

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Motorized/Mechanized travel not allowed. Hiking Only on this trail that enters the Eagles Nest Wilderness
Closest Towns: Heeney, CO

General Information

Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9. Travel 16 miles north on HWY 9. Just after mile marker 118 turn left onto Heeney Road (County Rd 30). Follow Heeney Road for 5.3 miles and turn left onto Cataract Creek Road (FDR 1725). Continue for 2.5 miles to the Lower Cataract Trailhead and parking area at the end of the road. Please do not block the gate.



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  Area/Length : 
2.0 miles

  Elevation : 
8,652 ft. - 8,770 ft.