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Pear Lake Trail continues into the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness beyond Clohesy's Lake Road (Forest Road 338). The trailhead is located approximately 1/3 of a mile from the end of the road to the east. Pear Lake Trail is about 3.5 miles one way. It leads up the Clohesy's Lake drainage then crosses the Continental Divide at 12,507'. From the Continental Divide the trail drops into the bowl that holds Pear Lake. The lake rests at about 12,150'.

Directions: From Highway 24, Turn on to Clear Creek Road, which is 2 miles south of Granite, and drive 2 miles west of the historic town of Vicksburg. You'll reach Rockdale, another historic town, which consists of 4 to 5 cabins on the south side of the road. Turn left on to Forest Road 388, this is Clohesy's Lake Road. Drive approximately 3 miles and keep your eyes open for the Pear Lake Trailhead on the eastern side of the road.

Elevation: 6,400 feet

Ending Elevation: 12,150 feet

Difficulty: Moderate

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Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Colorado

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