Lake Charles

Eagle, Colorado 81631

Lake Charles

Lake Charles Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Lake Charles sits in a high basin beneath rocky peaks in the Sawatch Range. The beautiful setting makes a great destination for a day hike or an overnight backpack. Climbing past moss-draped boulders, through thick forest, occasionally near a sparkling creek, and through wildflower gardens, the trail steadily gains elevation.

Water is plentiful in the area, and the resultant vegetation is thick and lush. Two steep climbs take you higher in the East Brush Creek valley. Several campsites can be found at appropriate distances (100 feet) from water and trails near Lake Charles. Enjoy the scenery during lunch or stay a night or two."

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Trail Information

Eagle
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
9.2
Distance
1,635 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
5-6 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
USDA Forest Service, Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District, 125 W. 5th St., Eagle; (970) 328-6388; www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Jackson and Crooked Creek Pass; Nat Geo Trails Illustrated 126 Holy Cross/ Ruedi Reservoir; Latitude 40˚ Vail and Eagle Trails; USFS White River National Forest map
Local Maps

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Dec 2018