Cradled by the Continental Divide, lovely Columbine Lake is the perfect finale to a flower-filled hike in Colorado’s high country. Blooming meadows, curling creeks, and tarns make outdoor enthusiasts happy and wildflower lovers ecstatic. Sturdy foot gear is required for hiking this well-watered trail, which begins on a rocky old road and then travels through colorful—albeit wet— meadows at a leisurely pace. It then climbs sharply along a tumbling creek to reach mountain-girt Columbine Lake just west of the Divide, all within spectacular Indian Peaks Wilderness. Wildflower alert: Luminescent meadows hued like sunstruck prisms lead to a lovely lake.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Skill Level||Easy to moderate|
|Season||Bloom is late June through August|
|Top Elevation||11,060 ft|
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