Herman Lake

  • August 2, 2013 · 9:00 AM

Herman Lake

Round-Trip Length: 6.5 Miles Approx

Start-End Elevation: 10,332' - 11,987' (12,018' max elevation)

Elevation Change: +1,655' net elevation gain (+1,815' total roundtrip elevation gain)

Skill Level: Moderate

Dogs Allowed: Yes on leash

Herman Lake is located north of Bakerville, CO in the Clear Creek Ranger District of the Arapaho National Forest. It lies in the open tundra of a capacious valley just below the Continental Divide.

The Herman Gulch Trail, which is part of the greater Continental Divide Trail, follows Herman Gulch through luxuriant meadows to treeline, where it branches off on a well-defined path to Herman Lake. Visitors will enjoy good trail conditions, open alpine landscapes and a chance to see bighorn sheep and mountain goat in their natural habitat:

Directions

The Herman Gulch Trailhead is located .1 mile north of exit #218 from I-70. It's located between Bakerville, CO and the Eisenhower Tunnel.

From westbound I-70, exit #218 and bear right (east) on the short service road that dead-ends at the Herman Gulch Trailhead.



For those interested we will stop afterwards for lunch in Idaho Springs.



Car pool

For those of you that are interested in car pooling show up at wooly mammoth parking lot (18540 US Hwy 40 Golden, CO 80401) if you are not sure where this is please google the address for directions.

We will meet in section BB and leave here at 8 am.



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  • Scott P

    Dominic Great fun! Really like the pic look forward to more.

    Cheers
    Scott

    August 6, 2013

  • Julie

    Another lovely hike... Thanks for putting this together Brent.

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    picture from today more to come thanks great place great people

    http://500px.com/photo/42152482

    August 2, 2013

  • Victoria

    One of my favorite hikes w/incredible views, wildflowers & new hikers. Thanks Brent!

    August 2, 2013

  • Margaret J.

    Always a nice hike. Today had very nice people & great weather.

    August 2, 2013

  • Renee G

    Excellent Hike! Thanks Brent for arranging great hikes for this group...never disappointed.

    August 2, 2013

  • Scott P

    Great people to hike with

    August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Last minute work conference call scheduled for mid-morning that I can't miss :( so I won't be able to make it.

    August 2, 2013

  • Jamie

    Would anyone be willing to carpool from the Congress Park 'hood of Denver? Be happy to chip-in for gas.

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just a reminder and a note - we are leaving the parking lot AT 8:00 am; correct?

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will see you at the car pool parking lot. Im new to this group and look forward to meeting everyone.

    July 30, 2013

  • Margaret J.

    I will meet everyone at the trail head at 9am

    July 29, 2013

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