4 miles
Distance
1,168 ft
Climb
-1,229 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Diamond Lake Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Mud Lake
    Nederland, Colorado
  • Ref Number
    #975
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Hiking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Horseback

The Arapaho Pass Trail #904 enters the Indian Peaks Wilderness and climbs for 1.2 miles to the Diamond Lake Trail.

The Diamond Lake Trail forks left from the Arapaho Pass Trail and drops 0.5 miles before crossing the North Fork of Middle Boulder Creek.

Diamond Lake is located a mile further uphill from the bridge and scenic waterfall. This stretch of trail is on a northeast-facing slope and holds snow during June and into July. In fact those without orienteering skills that venture on the trail too early discover the lake impossible to find. Continuing straight and passing the Diamond Lake side trail, the main trail continues for 2.4 miles, and climbs up to cross the ridge just above tree line. The drop to tree line may be difficult to find. There are piles of rock (cairns) at the edge of the trees. The Diamond Lake Trail joins the Devil's Thumb Trail for access to Jasper and Devil's Thumb Lakes.

More Stats for Diamond Lake hike trail
  • Altitude change
    -61 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,573 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,755 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,694 ft
  • Grade
    -0.316%
  • Grade max
    -35.714%
  • Grade min
    35.294%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    482 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      • 1 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 9 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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