Eaglesmere Lakes

Silverthorne, Colorado 80497

Eaglesmere Lakes

Eaglesmere Lakes Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Surrounded by spruce-fir forest, Eaglesmere Lakes, remnants from the last ice age, are slowly filling in with grass. A great view of craggy Eagles Nest, the peak after which the Eagles Nest Wilderness was named, treats your eye from the trail and at the farthest lake.

At 13,310 feet, Eagles Nest is the second-highest peak in the Gore Range, while nearby Mount Powell at 13,566 feet is the highest. The lakes are a nice backpacking destination, but are also a great day hike, especially during autumn when the aspen leaves turn gold."

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Good uphill hike coming in. Great views looking back down towards the reservoir and some good campsites along the way that offer some good views as you sip your morning coffee. Limited camping around the lake but the lake is great especially from the north end as it offers you a great view of the namesake peak of the wilderness area. Fishing is ideal for a float tube if you are a fly fisherman as the shore access is difficult and it is a shallow lake with good structure in the middle of the lake where a lot of fish like to hang out.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,670 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3-5 hours
USDA Forest Service, Dillon Ranger District, 680 Blue River Pkwy., Silverthorne; (970) 468-5400; www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver; www.dillonrangerdistrict.com
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Powell; Nat Geo Trails Illustrated 107 Green Mountain Reservoir/Ute Pass; Latitude 40˚ Summit County Trails; USFS White River National Forest map
Local Maps

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Dec 2018