Dead Dog– FDT 2220
Starts at 8736 ft, ends at 11,125 ft, highest point 11,426 ft
Hiking, horseback riding
Travel 16.5 miles east from Eagle on I-70 to the Edwards exit and head south towards the town and Hwy. 6.
At Hwy. 6 turn right, heading west, for 0.7 miles to
Lake Creek Rd., turning left, south, at the National Forest Access sign.
Travel on this road for 1.8 miles and then turn right onto
West Lake Creek Rd., look for the sign at the turn for the East Lake Creek trailhead.
Follow this road for approximately 4 miles to the trailhead, staying to the right at the “Y” after the bridge.
Follow East Lake Creek- FDT 1880 for 0.8 miles to the junction with Dead Dog.
The trails begin in an aspen grove and as you gain elevation turns to spruce/ fir forest.
As you approach the ridge before
Lake, the trail becomes steep. When you reach the ridge between the Middle and West Lake Creek drainages it dips slightly into the Middle Lake Creek drainage.
East Lake Creek offers fishing for
Colorado cutthroat, brook and rainbow trout.
The trail ends at the junction with Middle Lake- FDT 2223. This trail will lead you to the picturesque 9 acre lake surrounded by rocky, snow-covered peaks.
Lake offers fishing for
Colorado cutthroat as well as rainbow trout.