Colchuck Lake Trail

Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, Washington

Elevation Gain4,114ft
Trailhead Elevation4,507ft
Elevation Min/Max4488/7803ft
Elevation Start/End4507/4507ft

Colchuck Lake Trail

Colchuck Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Chelan County, Washington. It is within Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. It is 3.4 miles long and begins at 4,507 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,114 feet. Along the trail there are camp sites, a water, restrooms, and a wetland. This trail connects with the following: Stuart Lake Trail and Enchantment Lakes Trail.

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Washington Scrambles - 2nd Edition (The Mountaineers Books)
Peggy Goldman
"Colchuck Peak is one of the stately granite crags on the rim of the Enchantment Lakes. It is rocky and steep everywhere except on the south. At its base, the Colchuck Glacier fills the cirque between Colchuck and Dragontail peaks. The glacial ice, now largely broken into two lobes, has shrunk considerably in modern times, but it is still extensive. From the summit of Colchuck, Mount Stuart dominates the scene, while the exquisite Enchantment Lakes and the Lost Plateau reside below. Its western summit is the highest of several points. Reservations are required for overnight use from June 15 through October 15; overnight permits include a Forest Service recreation pass for the duration of the trip. Avalanche danger in spring; crampons necessary for ice after June; helmets and snowshoes recommended in spring."

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Trail Information

Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area
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Additional Use
Okanogan–Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee River Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Enchantment Lakes; Green Trails The Enchantments 209S
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