Strawberry Lake Trail is a fairytale dream of lush forests, wildflowers, and stream crossings, towards stunning views when reaching Strawberry Lake.

Stats and Map to Trailhead are located at the bottom.

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The hike starts uphill and switchbacks uphill on rugged terrain. Views of beautiful Lake Granby appear along the trail until heading deep into the forest.

NOTE: There is no trail signpost marking the trail; however, it is well-maintained and highly used. Watch for parked cars on pull-outs along the road to find the trail.

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I wouldn’t call this a wildflower hike, but the abundance of Columbines was stunning. Sprinkles of blues and yellows dotted the lush green areas. I loved it.

Love wildflowers? Two great guides to bring along > Wildflowers of Colorado Field Guide or > Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain Region.

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Deep into the tall pines, the air is still, the birds are singing, and the squirrels are chattering about our arrival. It’s a busy forest; stream crossings, muddy areas, and mosquitoes greet us before we reach Strawberry Lake.

Bug Spray is recommended!

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The trail becomes flat, and a vast meadow appears; we are at Strawberry Lake with meadow views in minutes.


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Surrounded by a series of wetlands, the serene alpine lake has limited access. There is a floating dock to sit upon at the water’s edge. But the views make up for hanging out along the shoreline.

NOTE: The signage stated: There are no fish in the lake.

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Developing clouds along the Peaks darken Strawberry Lake and help us decide it was time to head back.

Moderately challenging and gorgeous from start to finish. This was a great hike.

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3.7 miles out and back

Rated: Moderate

Elevation gain: 892 ft

Located in the Arapaho National Recreation Area (ANRA), which requires a > daily entrance fee, an ANRA annual pass, or an Interagency Pass. 

Nearest towns: Granby & Grand Lake

Arapaho National Forest

Limited parking along the road

No signage for the trailhead





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