Ptarmigan Lake Trail 1444

Colorado

Distance3.4mi
Elevation Gain1,915ft
Trailhead Elevation10,666ft
Top12,279ft
Elevation Min/Max10665/12279ft
Elevation Start/End10666/10666ft

Ptarmigan Lake Trail 1444

Ptarmigan Lake Trail 1444 is a hiking trail in , Colorado. It is within San Isabel National Forest. It is 3.4 miles long and begins at 10,666 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,915 feet. The Ptarmigan Lake parking is near the trailhead.

Ptarmigan Lake Trail 1444 Professional Reviews and Guides

"The hike to Ptarmigan Lake winds through spruce-fir forest, gently climbing into an area of beautiful subalpine meadows dotted with tarns and little lakes. For flower aficionados, the meadows show off beautiful wildflowers in July.

After a little climb up the side of a cirque, you arrive at crystal-clear Ptarmigan Lake. Another 0.3 mile leads to a saddle with a view down into South Cottonwood Creek. This hike travels above treeline, so if the weather is threatening a thunderstorm, stay at the lower lakes."

"The hike to Ptarmigan Lake winds through spruce-fir forest, gently climbing into an area of beautiful subalpine meadows dotted with tarns and little lakes. For flower aficionados, the meadows show off beautiful wildflowers in July.

After a little climb up the side of a cirque, you arrive at crystal-clear Ptarmigan Lake. Another 0.3 mile leads to a saddle with a view down into South Cottonwood Creek. This hike travels above tree line, so if the weather is threatening a thunderstorm, stay at the lower lakes."

Ptarmigan Lake Trail 1444 Reviews

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7/15/2009
Lakes and more lakes, beautiful every were, and you can go to multiple different trails, one of the best.
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Trail Information

Dog-friendly
Accessibility
San Isabel National Forest, Salida Ranger District, Salida; (719)5393591; www.fs.usda.gov/psicc
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Yale and Tincup; Nat Geo Trails Illustrated 129 Buena Vista/Collegiate Peaks
Local Maps