a former gymnast with an insatiable case of wanderlust. Trail is easy to follow. From the Winter Park Information Center follow HWY 40 for 18.4 miles, turn right onto HWY 34 west of Granby and continue 11.5 miles to CO. RD. Happy Thanksgiving. Loved this hike! Find all the transport options for your trip from Denver to Strawberry Park Hot Springs right here. Northwest. I dropped a pin in my maps app in advance (if you zoom in enough, you can find the trail) and we were able to navigate without difficulty. Today is special because its my Lola (grandma)'s birthday! Granby Ranch. Ha! You'll get views across Strawberry Lake to the rocky ridges on its west side: the ridges conceal any vista towards Strawberry Mountain, which lies behind. The lake is large enough so you should be able to find a semi private campsite even if there are many people around, just keep going a ways past where the trail first reaches the lake. There has been a lot of trail work done recently. The morning after summiting Mount Ida, we packed up our campsite and headed back to Denver… but not before squeezing in one more hike. Wonderful hike with a great reward at the end. Not nearly as bad as some other trails. Nice write up!!! If you don’t have a pass, be sure to stop and pay at the kiosk at the beginning of the road. Trail was beautiful. There is also a marsh/flatland with views of the mountains maybe 3/4 mile before the lake, and that was breathtaking. Walking past the lake you get to another pond with more wildlife. The road to the trailhead (Grand County Route 6) is dirt but well maintained. Very beautiful. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. 6.5.17 Hellerskie!!! Nice length with beautiful meadow at the lake. One of these crossings has a bridge; the others require a little creativity. AUTHENTIC COLORADO MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS. Like others have said, there are quite trees down and a couple require hikers to find their own way around. Smoke was heavy today but manageable. ( Log Out /  Wasn’t my favorite hike, but nice that there is something to learn at the top. A fair amount of fallen trees to get around, but worth it. The hike back was much easier but some loose rocks that make descending a little slow at times. Beautiful hike. I’m really glad there was a sign at the lake explaining all of this, because neither of us knew exactly what a fen was, and we certainly didn’t know how extremely fragile they are. Trust the Alltrails map, Google Maps will take you past it. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Columbines generally have 5 purple petals and 5 white petals. November 24, 2020 November 18, 2020 Diana. Be warned, the trail is not marked in anyway. No issues finding the trail and there was plenty of space to park on the side of the road. Beautiful place. Great trail for families. View Strawberry Lake maps, satellite imagery and information, including GPS coordinates, at LakePlace.com! The drive passed Lake Granby to the trailhead is gorgeous! Wow, that’s super interesting. The eastern end of Fairview Lake above the inlet maybe 50 - … It is within a reasonable driving distance of community events and the commercially operated Strawberry Park Hot Springs. At the marshy south shore of Strawberry Lake, arrive at the Strawberry Basin-Strawberry Lake Trail South Junction. Surrounded by craggy peaks and ridges, the secluded upper reaches of Lime Creek cascade in waterfalls over massive boulders and meander through wildflower filled meadows. This valley is normally part of the Colorado River drainage. Some of the tree fall that is around the area is also across this trail. You probably are the only person ever to do a handstand there! Post was not sent - check your email addresses! 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