Browns Lake Trail

Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado
Elevation Gain3,274ft
Trailhead Elevation10,495ft
Elevation Min/Max9563/11400ft
Elevation Start/End10495/10495ft

Browns Lake Trail

Browns Lake Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Larimer County, Colorado. It is within Comanche Peak Wilderness Area and Roosevelt National Forest. It is 5.7 miles long and begins at 10,495 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,274 feet. The Browns Lake Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. The 5, 9, 7, 3, 11, 8, 2, 6, 12, and 4 camp sites and the Comanche Reservoir Overlook viewpoint can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Beaver Creek Trail and Flowers Trail.
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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado (The Mountaineers Books)
Ania Savage
"The trail starts off as an old jeep road that winds its way through a thinning limber pine forest before rising above timberline. The rest of the hike is across tundra to two lakes hidden deep in a cirque, where snow may linger into July. On this hike, the starting and ending elevations are about the same. This means that you drop down to the lake after climbing several ridges and then have to climb out of the cirque on the return. The views along the way are worth the climb. From high points along the hike old cabin you can see the Mummy Range to the south, the Medicine Bow Range to the west, and the Snowy Range in Wyoming to the north." Read more

Trail Information

Roosevelt National Forest
Nearby City
Roosevelt National Forest
Trail Guides

Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado

Roosevelt National Forest, Canyon Lakes Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Kinikinik and USGS Comanche Peak; Trails Illustrated Poudre River, Cameron Pass
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