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Park County Colorado Hiking Trails

Abyss Lake Trail #602

Pike & San Isabel National Forest, Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands, National Forest in Colorado

Available for hiking & horseback riding, the 8.8 mile Abyss Lake Trail (#602) is a popular trail which ends at Abyss Lake. The first half of Abyss Trail travels in a northeasterly direction up the Scott Gomer Creek drainage. Mt. Bierstadt will be visible on your left shortly after the 1st crossing of the Scott Gomer Creek. After the 3rd crossing of Scott Gomer Creek, Abyss Lake Trail joins up with the Rosalie Trail as they turn to the northwest.

At the next junction the Rosalie Trail continues up to Guanella Pass as the Abyss Lake Trail bears right across several small streams. After a series of fairly steep switchbacks as it bears to the northeast, Abyss Lake Trail leaves the trees and enters thick willows just to the southwest of a small lake. After leaving the lake the trail continues up the valley until you cross the Lake Fork stream drainage out of Abyss Lake to the trail's end at Abyss Lake.

To reach Abyss Trail from Denver Colorado, travel southwest along US 285 for 40 miles to Grant and turn north (right) onto CR 62 (toward Guanella Pass) and continue 5.5 mils to the trailhead which is on the right (east) side of the road just south of Burning Bear Campground.

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