Hiking The Copper Lake Trail
The 34th most popular hiking trail in Colorado.
Saturday 25 June 2016 04:18 GMT
North of Crested Butte and Gothic, the Copper Lake Trail is a breathtaking trail along Copper Creek in the Maroon Bells Wilderness boundary. The trail ends at the scenic Copper Lake under the shadow of Whiterock Mountain to the south. The lake has 8 designated campsites, first-come, first-serve (no campfires permitted).
To reach the hiking trailhead from town, follow Gothic Road (FS317) north through Gothic townsite. Just past the townsite, there is trailhead parking on the right. The trailhead is at the upper parking area.
Overall, Copper Lake Trail is the 34th most popular hiking trail of all 72 hikes in Colorado. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Copper Lake Trail including Deer Creek, Green Lake Trail, Snodgrass Trail, Lower Loop Trail System, East / West Maroon Trail Loop, Yule Pass Trail and Oh Be Joyful - Peeler Lakes.