Zimmerman Lake

OutAndBack • 3.75 mi • 0 ft

A short trail with a smooth and steady ascent to the lake and a fairly gentle grade back to the trailhead. The Zimmerman Lake Trail, which is popular with the locals, is a short excursion from the main road into a heavily forested area that follows an old logging road that was built to Zimmerman Lake in 1957.
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Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing
Nearby City: Fort Collins
Length: 3.75 total miles
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Novice to intermediate
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Season: Winter
Trailhead Elevation: 10,020 feet
Top Elevation: 10,495 feet
Local Contacts: Roosevelt National Forest
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Restrooms are generally open. Very windy at the parking area so prep up inside your car. Once you duck into the forested area (about 30 yds away), the trees offer good protection. Grades are modest.

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