Brainard Lake Cutoff Trail

Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado

Distance0.5mi
Elevation Gain176ft
Trailhead Elevation10,294ft
Top10,359ft
Elevation Min/Max10284/10359ft
Elevation Start/End10294/10294ft

Brainard Lake Cutoff Trail

Brainard Lake Cutoff Trail is a hiking trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is within Roosevelt National Forest. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 10,294 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 176 feet. Near the end of the trail are information guideposts. This trail connects with the following: Waldrop Trail, Usfs Trail 814.1 and Cmc Brainard Snowshoe Trail.

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Winter Trails: Colorado-The Best Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails (Falcon Guides)
Andy Lightbody and Kathy Mattoon
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"Often described as the most popular area for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in all of the Front Range, the Brainard Lake area has a great variety of trails for both cross-country skiers and snowshoers. The Brainard Lake Trail, Waldrop North Ski Trail, CMC South Ski Trail, and Little Raven Ski Trail all leave from the Red Rock Lake trailhead and lead to Brainard Lake. There are also connections to the South Saint Vrain Trail and the continuation of the Little Raven Ski Trail. This system makes a great place for both day trips and overnight adventures. To the west the 73,391-acre Indian Peaks Wilderness Area offers unlimited access to valleys carved by ancient glaciers and bowls that tempt the telemark skier and snowshoer looking for an extended tour and slopes to hike and ski." Read more

Brainard Lake Cutoff Trail Reviews

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1/2/2008
Went on the cmc south trail had excelent time. Very beautiful trail some breath taking views. fairly easy. If you can run a 5k you can do this trail no problem.
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11/18/2006
Great Trail. Easy trail to snowshoe with some good snow. Good for beginner to beginner intermediate level. I did not need poles to help so take the family on this one. Has a great view of the lake and surrounding mountains on the east side of the lake.
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Trail Information

Roosevelt National Forest
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Roosevelt National Forest
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Roosevelt National Forest
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USGS Ward
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Dec 2018