Lake of the Clouds

Estes Park, Colorado 80517

Lake of the Clouds

Lake of the Clouds Professional Review and Guide

"Lake of the Clouds is the only large lake in the Never Summer Range. clouds. Lake of the Clouds fits right in with this happy system. Somewhat surprisingly given the many glacier-carved lakes to the east in the national park, Lake of the Clouds is the only analogous large body of water in the Never Summers.

The Red Mountain Trail below the Grand Ditch crosses Opposition Creek twice in a long switchback. The creek was named for a very large rock that delayed progress of Grand Ditch construction until workers could dig around this opposition."

Lake of the Clouds Reviews

Do you know something we don't know? Help others by leaving a review.

Lake of the Clouds Photos

Help others discover amazing sights!

Trail Information

Estes Park
Nearby City
13.8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
12 hours
Duration
9,010 feet
Trailhead Elevation
11,432 feet
Top Elevation
Rocky Mountain National Park Backcountry Office, 1000 US 36, Estes Park 80517; (970) 586-1242; www.nps.gov/romo
Local Contacts
USGS Fall River Pass and Mount Richthofen; Trails Illustrated Rocky Mountain National Park
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018