Date Hiked: July 19, 2014
- Distance: 1.4 mi (RT)
- Elevation Gain: 300ft
- Elevation Min/Max: 7,017 to 7,134ft
- Managing Agency: Evergreen Parks & Recreation District
Evergreen Lake Trail Map (Google Maps)
Directions: From Morrison follow Bear Creek Road (74) west until you reach Evergreen. Make a right at the fork in the road/traffic light and make a left onto Upper Bear Creek Road. The parking area is to your left. From Denver, take I70 to Evergreen Parkway and head south to Evergreen. Make a right on Upper Bear Creek Road and enter the parking area.
Evergreen Lake is a wonderful, popular, easy walk/hike in the heart of Evergreen. The lake is popular with fishers, boaters, and walkers. Don't expect a wilderness experience on this hike, but the hike is well worth visiting and revisiting. It's great for kids and great for out of town guests. The town of Evergreen has many food, beer, and ice cream options, making this a great place to spend the afternoon. It is also generally 10-15 degrees cooler than down in Denver, so it's perfect to beat the heat on a summer afternoon.