Boulder Lake

Silverthorne, Colorado 80497

Boulder Lake

Boulder Lake Professional Review and Guide

"Explore one of the few trails that reaches into the true wilderness of the eastern basins of the Gore Range. This hike to lovely, secluded Boulder Lake uses part of the Gore Range Trail, an up and down forest walk with few vistas until you reach the lake.

The Gore Range Trail extends for over 50 miles along the eastern slopes of the Gore Range, from above Green Mountain Reservoir on the north, to Copper Mountain on the south. Despite this easy access on its eastern side, very few trails penetrate the Eagles Nest Wilderness to reach into the high basins of the Gore Range. It remains true wilderness for the intrepid hiker."

Boulder Lake Reviews

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Nice hike, easy trail, very easy to get to. Could not get to upper boulder lake, could not cross the DEEP, fast moving streams. But well worth it.
Great trail with a wide-range of wildneress scenery and a beautiful culmination in the form of Boulder Lake and its outstanding backdrop. The destination is very secluded and a nice place to relax for an hour or two. Try to avoid on weekends, if possible. Also, the map was slightly misleading. After starting at the parking lot on Rock Creek Trail, make a right onto Gore Range Trail. Although numerous "forks" were listed in the trail description, we found these directions to be confusing. In short, if you stay on Gore Range Trail (a well-traveled path) until you reach Boulder Creek Trail then you should be fine. Make a left at this intersection and you'll soon arrive at the lake.

Boulder Lake Photos

Trail Information

Nearby City
1,590 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
66 minutes up, 68 minutes down
Late May to early October
9,510 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,100 feet
Top Elevation
Arapaho National Forest, Eagles Nest Wilderness Area
Local Contacts
USGS Willow Lakes
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018