I just found out that there is Lake Dorothy in Colorado and I really wanted to hike there. So, Don made me assistant organizer and said : GOOOO for it!!!
This Lake has the same name as I do, Dorothy or Dorothea, it's both Greek and means GIFT of GOD. It must be a beautiful place.
Last time I hiked there, there was a shuttle bus provided. They run every 15 minutes. I will check if they still run or not. That bus will bring you to the trailhead.
We will meet at the Trailhead (see below) at 8:45 a.m. and begin hiking promptly at 9 a.m. Bring layers, hat, sunscreen, snacks, plenty of water, sturdy waterproof hiking shoes and hiking poles.
This hike needs a permit and is limited to 12 hikers. If you RSVP and your plans change, please change your RSVP to allow others to join this hike, especially if there is a waiting list.
Note: Hiking is risky. By signing up for this hike, you agree/acknowledge that you are responsible for your own safety.
Rain or snow cancels the hike so watch the weather. Any questions, my email is [masked].
Lake Dorothy is accessed from the Fourth of July Trailhead in the Indian Peaks Wilderness near Nederland, Colorado.
From downtown Nederland, go south on Highway 72 for .5 miles to County Road 130 and make a right. You will see a sign for Eldora Ski Resort at this junction. Continue on Highway 130 through the town of Eldora, just past which it becomes a dirt road (4 miles). Continue on the dirt road (past the Hessie Trailhead) another 4.8 miles and take the right fork at the Buckingham Campground up into the designated parking area. Though suitable for most 2WD cars in good condition, the road between the Hessie turnoff and Fourth of July Trailhead can be rough. High clearance vehicles are recommended.
check out the link below for details.