There’s A Lake Trail Near Denver And It’s Everything You’ve Ever Dreamed Of

Easily accessible high alpine lakes can be hard to come by in the Rockies, especially if you’re not looking to embark on a lengthy, strenuous hike through wild backcountry terrain. That being said, the breathtaking 3.3-mile Silver Dollar Lake Trail off Guanella Pass offers immense rewards for a minimal amount of time and effort. You’d never expect to find such a short, moderately rated trail near Denver that affords utterly breathtaking views of the Arapaho National Forest and pristine alpine lakes in an valley high above treeline at 11,950 feet. Strike out on the Silver Dollar Lake Trail soon, and I promise, you won’t soon forget it! (As if you needed yet another reason to take Guanella Pass this autumn season.)

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While you’re at it, you may as well tackle this fall foliage road trip and beautiful fall hike near Denver before it’s too late!