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Get Outside: Ten Breathtaking Alpine Lake Hikes in Colorado

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Some mountain beaches attract sunbathers, picnickers and those seeking mellow places to paddleboard. Others draw experienced hikers willing to work for the views. Before the leaves turn gold and the snow starts to fall, explore the scenic trails of these ten alpine lake hikes in Colorado:

Blue Lakes
Hard, 8.7 miles out and back

Although permits and timed entries aren’t involved, Blue Lakes requires a different sort of prep. Not only should you be physically fit for this strenuous hike, but depending on conditions, you’ll also want bug spray, trekking poles and a high-clearance vehicle. Once on the trail, you’ll be rewarded with incredible views of three glacial lakes, each shining with a vibrant aquamarine color.

Cathedral Lake
Hard, 5.4 miles out and back

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Abigail Bliss

2023-08-28 08:47:08

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