Long Lake Loop

Estes Park, Colorado 80511

Long Lake Loop

Long Lake Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Long Lake obviously is named for its shape, but it also is long on delights. This is a pleasant, easy walk through subalpine forest leads after 0.2 mile to a trail junction at Long Lake. If you are headed to a higher destination, you can speed things along by following the shorter way along the right (north) side of the lake.

The Jean Lunning Trail to the left, at the lake’s east end just within the wilderness boundary, loops around the lake through lovely subalpine forests and meadows, bridging marshes where hikers might see moose. It is an easy and charming circuit named for a congressional staffer who shepherded the bill creating Indian Peaks Wilderness through the legislative process. An easy hike seems to suggest a convenient, late-morning start. This would be a mistake both for convenience and aesthetic enjoyment."

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Trail Information

Estes Park
Nearby City
Trail Type
2 hours
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 Allens Park
Local Maps

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Jul 2018