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This is a high country route, offering several outstanding views. The trail leads from Hankins Pass through Lake Park to the Brookside McCurdy Trail.

The Lake Park Trail begins atop Hankins Pass (10,000') and climbs to Lake Park (11,120'). The trail continues to climb approximately 400 more feet from Lake Park; and then it begins to descend to meet the Brookside McCurdy Trail. The total length of the trail is 4 miles.

This is a high country route, offering several outstanding views. Lake Park is a high-elevation meadow surrounded by majestic rock formations and the snags of a ghost forest remain from the effects of a fire. This is a great area for viewing alpine columbine, a high-altitude miniature of the state flower. Water is available in the backcountry and the Twin Eagles and Gooseneck Trailheads and Spruce Grove Campground.

Directions: From Lake George, Travel 1.2 miles northwest on US Highway 24, then turn right on County Hwy 77 and travel 13.4 miles northwest to trailhead and Twin Eagles Campground.

Elevation: 10,000 feet

Elevation Gain: 1,520 feet

Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

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Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Colorado

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