Trappers Lake-FDT 1816
Starts at 9760 ft, ends at 9941 ft, highest point 11,283 ft
Hiking, horseback riding
Travel 13 miles west of Eagle on I-70 to the Dotsero exit and follow the signs for Sweetwater/Burns by turning north onto Colorado River Rd.
Travel for 1 3/4 mile and turn left onto
Coffee Pot Rd., FDR 600, and stay on this road for 33 3/4 miles, passing
Lake, until you get to
Pass and the trailhead. After you pass
Lake, the road will become very rough.
The trail is a well marked, easy to follow route from
Lake, which is in the Blanco Ranger District.
It is rated moderate because of the initial climb out of Indian Camp onto the plateau above.
The hiker gains nearly 1,000 feet of elevation during the first 1.5 miles of the trip, but then it is lost again during the final 3 miles.
The middle 8.2 miles of the trip leads through the large open parks of the Flat Tops Wilderness, then it dips into
Canyon and goes on to Trapper’s
This trail offers access to numerous other trails and lakes in the
Peak area, and round trips of varying lengths back to
Pass are possible.
Trapper’s Lake offers developed camping as well as fishing for
Colorado cutthroat and brook trout.