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Cathedral Lake Trail

Ashcroft Mountain, Aspen, CO 81611
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An easy and beautiful hike. Even for beginners

Simply beautiful hiking and easy enough for the most novice hikers. You park in the Maroon Creek... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2015
Aspen, Colorado
Lovely Trail!

I am a very novice hiker- I found Cathedral Lake trail challenging- and had to head down before I... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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This excellent hiking area outside Aspen is ideal for beginners and those who enjoy easier trails.
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Ashcroft Mountain, Aspen, CO 81611
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

Simply beautiful hiking and easy enough for the most novice hikers. You park in the Maroon Creek parking lot and keep to the right. You'll see signs pointing you in the correct direction. You'll walk along side the Maroon Lake and be delighted by all...More

2  Thank Designer6905
Reviewed 10 August 2015

I am a very novice hiker- I found Cathedral Lake trail challenging- and had to head down before I got to the lake! However my family ventured on and loved the whole trail!

Thank bonniebenson1404
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Hard only because it's long (took us about 2 hours) but gorgeous and not crowded which is so nice! Bring water! Great for families too

Thank katharinebw
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This is a beautiful trail that leads to a lake that is so clear and gorgeous. The hike is strenuous and has a really steep set of switchbacks at the top but is worth it. We saw a bear one time and my brother saw...More

Thank K F
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Get ready for a workout as you assend to just shy of 12,000 feet. There are trout in the lake and the water is Gin Clear. Try to start early as the rain and clouds typically come in by mid-afternoon. If you start later I...More

Thank tom m
Reviewed 24 June 2015

This is the best hike in Aspen. There is parking at the trail head. It gets crowded but still plenty of room. The hike can be a bit steep but there are plenty of stunning places to stop take photos and catch your breath. Bring...More

Thank skigirl5
Reviewed 23 November 2014

Great hike with an awesome lake at the end. Take plenty of water and i would highly recommend packing lunch. Beautiful views everywhere you look, make sure to take time to look around. no need for a high clearance vehicle, its a bumpy road to...More

1  Thank Scott N
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Not that hard really (I'm 64) Started early. I left at 8:15 and had the trail to myself for two hours. After half an hour at the lake I was back at the car by 12:15. The lake is surrounded by craggy mountains and it...More

3  Thank Jmcc150
Reviewed 6 September 2014

A superb hike that will give you a workout, and if you have the stamina, Electric Pass offers a spectacular view. Drink lots of liquids.

1  Thank MisterStark
Reviewed 4 September 2014

A very pretty trail and my fly fishing husband was very happy with the large, colorful cutthroat that he caught and released. We were very surprised to find such large fish (14 and 18 inches) in such a high altitude lake!

3  Thank swissmiss001
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Response from DogDoggie | Reviewed this property |
this year (2016)...i'd say yes...but it depends on the late season snow...which has been plentiful.