Coney Lake and Upper Coney Lake

Estes Park, Colorado 80511

Coney Lake and Upper Coney Lake

Coney Lake and Upper Coney Lake Professional Review and Guide

"Coney and Upper Coney lakes, surrounded by masses of rock rubble from icy sculpture, feature piles of stones and natural gardens, perfect habitat for the diminutive, cute critter for which the lakes are named. To reach the Coney Creek Trail and the lakes of the same name from Beaver Reservoir, begin by hiking up National Forest System Road (NFSR) 507.

This road to Coney Flats is described by the Forest Service as “a rocky, 4WD EXTREME route for experienced drivers only with a high clearance 4WD vehicle.” This description is generous. The road is tough for 4WD vehicles, tougher for hikers, and impossible for normal passenger cars. The large rocks kicked up by 4WD vehicles are hard on booted feet."

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Trail Information

Estes Park
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
13.8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
8-9 hours
Duration
Summer
Season
USDA Forest Service, Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave., Boulder CO 80301; (303) 541-2500; fs.usda.gov/arp
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated Indian Peaks Gold Hill; USGS Monarch Lake, Ward, Allens Park
Local Maps

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Jul 2018