Echo Lake Park (Mt Evans - Colorado)

calendarOct 21 2017
Echo Lake State Park is a great place to take the family for a swim and picnic. A scenic trail around the lake provides great views of sheer, 700-foot Cathedral Ledge which towers over the lake.

Echo Lake sits in a spruce forest near the shores of Echo Lake. The campground's 10,600' elevation creates cool to chilly nights, even in summer, and its location on a mountain pass makes for windy conditions year-round.

Echo Lake Park is a park located along the Mount Evans Scenic Byway about 33.5 mi (54 km) west of Denver, Colorado. The park provides a stone shelter with picnic tables and barbecue grills on one end of the lake, and the 1926 Echo Lake Lodge (gift shop and restaurant service only) and an Arapaho National Forest campground are found at the other. Access to backpacking trails, including the Chicago Lakes trail and Lincoln Lakes trail, can be found adjacent to the lake. The park is part of the Denver Mountain Parks system.

Trails from Echo Lake Park connect to the Chicago Lakes and Bear Track Lakes trails, accessing the Mount Evans Wilderness Area and the summit of Mt. Evans.

Facilities in the park include charcoal grills, picnic areas, trail around lake. Echo Lake Lodge, open seasonally May through September, includes a restaurant and gift shop.

The slopes of Cannon Mountain ski area drop right to the edge of the lake, and the view highlights where the Franconia Range and Kinsman Range meet, creating the notch.

Echo Lake is home to the new Lakeside General Store with canoe, kayak and pedal boat rentals. The General Store now carries: snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, kids fishing poles, buckets & shovels, nets, blow-up floatation devices, firewood, ice and more.

Mt Evans Rd, Evergreen,Colorado,USA.

Echo Lake

calendarOct 21 2017