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A great day on the mountain

This is one of the best moderate trail in the area. It offer everything : creek, trees, rocks, view... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
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Out & back hike

One of the most beautiful hikes I've ever experienced! This one has it all - waterfalls, lakes... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Rachel W
San Diego, California
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This scenic hike through canyon and along the river ends up at a series of glacial lakes and streams.
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best moderate trail in the area. It offer everything : creek, trees, rocks, view and challenges you just enough. The fact of being mostly in the shade is an added plus in hot days. The only draw back, it takes...More

1  Thank 39elm
Reviewed 14 August 2017

One of the most beautiful hikes I've ever experienced! This one has it all - waterfalls, lakes, trees, rocks, some wildlife and wildflowers! It is pretty steep - almost just as important for the back half of the hike (watch your footing!) as the out...More

4  Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Not for the faint of heart! Beautiful drive on Battle Mountain......lovely wild flowers My daughter couldn't stop taking photos!

1  Thank 38yearresident
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We hiked this trail on November 6 as there was very little snow for this time of year, which is unusual. We did the entire loop starting from Fancy Pass over to Missouri Lakes and back to parking lot. Both trailheads are next to each...More

1  Thank minichix
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Awesome hike, Missouri Lakes are beautiful and a great place for a picnic. Not for inexperienced hikes, need a fairly early start and should be acclimated and in good shape.

Thank James D
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is a true classic. The trail stars out easy, but soon it gets a little tougher with some steeper elevation and terrain variations. I would say the trail guid is right on with their evaluation of moderate to difficult rating. Bring lots of water...More

1  Thank robertbY3051CD
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This was our second attempt to see Missouri lake only to be snowed in and unable to get to the end of the trail. This time, we probably got within 100 yards of the lake but still too much snow at the end even in...More

1  Thank Evan B
Reviewed 2 December 2015

This is one of my favorite trails in Eagle County to hike. The opportunity to camp at one of the many lakes at tree line make this a great place to spend more than a few days. Don't forget your fly pole as the main...More

2  Thank Eddy B
Reviewed 23 October 2015

we hiked the Missouri Lake Trail 2 weekends ago on a friend's recommendation who lived in Vail for many years. This is about a 6 mile round trip hike with a bit of a drive to get to it (a good hour from Avon). The...More

4  Thank jmelch
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Excellent hike for locals and energetic visitors. Trail winds through forests and open meadows with stunning wildflower views. Lake Missouri is worth your time.

2  Thank Lynn A
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