Lake Eileen Trail

Bayfield, Colorado 81122

Lake Eileen Trail

Lake Eileen Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Wildflowers and nice views make this day hike a wonderful outing. And if you’re fortunate, you may see some ducks in the lake as well.

Lake Eileen Trail 668 begins as a moderate climb up a side slope, but watch out for some steeper sections. You’ll no doubt notice that the slope was previously burned in the Missionary Ridge Fire of 2002. You enter the wilderness almost immediately, and as you gain more than 1,000 feet in elevation via switchbacks, notice the view. You’ll see down to the Chain Lakes, and off in the distance, to the north, you’ll see more of the Weminuche Wilderness."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
2-3 hours
Views, Wildflowers
San Juan National Forest, Columbine Ranger District, Bayfield; (970) 884-2512;
Local Contacts
USGS Vallecito Reservoir; Trails Illustrated Weminuche Wilderness; DeLorme 3D TopoQuad CD-ROM; Maptech Terrain Navigator CD-ROM; National Geographic Topo! Version 4.6.0
Local Maps