Lake Agnes Trail is a hiking trail in Jackson County, Colorado. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 10,262 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 547 feet.
Lake Agnes Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Located in the Colorado State Forest, the trek to Lake Agnes is steep but rewarding. The cross-country skier and snowshoer are likely to arrive at the lake at approximately the same time. The return trip, of course, can be much faster for the skier. The rewards include the great views of the very striking Nokhu Crags and Mount Richthofen above the lake and the Agnes Cabin 2 miles from the trailhead. This small cabin can be rented throughout the year."
--Dave Muller, Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails (Colorado Mountain Club Press).
"A short trail but steep enough to provide a challenging uphill hike to the lake, and then a great downhill run back to the trailhead. Rental costs are reasonable and cover the overnight stay for your entire group. Both the cabin and the hut are well stocked and about all you need to bring is bedding, food, and drinks. A wood-burning stove supplies heat. No dogs are allowed in the winter, as you have to use snowmelt for water. The Nokhu Hut, named after the Nokhu Crags to the east of the hut, can accommodate up to six people for an overnight stay."
--Andy Lightbody and Kathy Mattoon, Winter Trails: Colorado-The Best Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails (Falcon Guides).
"This popular and very scenic trail heads to a high mountain lake surrounded by a cirque of the Never Summer Range. The scenic drama is high, with the soaring summits and ridgelines of the Diamond Peaks, Nokhu Crags, and Mount Richthofen in view as you climb to, and circumnavigate the lake. It is a much shorter and easier route in the summer than in the winter; so take advantage of it."
--Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh, Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park (Wilderness Press).
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