Trappers Lake |

Trappers Lake

Trappers Lake is one of the largest natural lakes in Colorado and unquestionably one of the most scenic. Surrounded by the Flat Tops Wilderness Area and impressive rock formations, the lake is home to a large population of native cutthroat trout for fly and lure anglers.

There are 100 campsites within two miles of the lake, almost assuring visitors of a spot for a memorable weekend.

Trails from the lake lead eight miles up to the top of the Flat Tops and a panorama of spring and summer wildflowers and a breathtaking view of the China Wall and the Devil’s Causeway.

The Trappers Lake Lodge is scheduled to open in the summer with cabin and boat rentals and a restaurant for campers and hikers too weary to cook.

Visitors should be prepared with hiking shoes, bug repellant and fishing licenses before leaving civilization.

Premium camping spots command premium prices in Colorado, so be prepared to pay for your visit to Trappers Lake. Check fire restrictions and consider purchasing firewood for your campfire before leaving town.

The lakes surface area is 320 acres, and the depth reaches 180 feet with a water temperature that is always cold.

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