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Ward (19.4 Miles) - Beautiful lake with over 71 miles of trails around to access . Or just sit and have a picnic by the lake. The RMNP Pass will get you into the park or you can get a separate pass.
about 2.5 miles from the winter parking lot (free parking). walk on mostly shaded tree lined trail to a lake with GORGEOUS views of the mountains. You can take the road back and I think it is a little quicker. Stop in the cute little town of Nederland on your way there and/or way back, New Moon…
Amazing hikes in the Indian Peaks Wilderness . My favorite hike is Lake Isabelle. Go early morning to get parking!