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Out & back hike

One of the most beautiful hikes I've ever experienced! This one has it all - waterfalls, lakes... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Rachel W
San Diego, California
Beautiful Views

Not for the faint of heart! Beautiful drive on Battle Mountain......lovely wild flowers My... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Sag Harbor, New York
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This scenic hike through canyon and along the river ends up at a series of glacial lakes and streams.
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Vail, CO
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

One of the most beautiful hikes I've ever experienced! This one has it all - waterfalls, lakes, trees, rocks, some wildlife and wildflowers! It is pretty steep - almost just as important for the back half of the hike (watch your footing!) as the out...More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Not for the faint of heart! Beautiful drive on Battle Mountain......lovely wild flowers My daughter couldn't stop taking photos!

Thank 38yearresident
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We hiked this trail on November 6 as there was very little snow for this time of year, which is unusual. We did the entire loop starting from Fancy Pass over to Missouri Lakes and back to parking lot. Both trailheads are next to each...More

Thank minichix
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Awesome hike, Missouri Lakes are beautiful and a great place for a picnic. Not for inexperienced hikes, need a fairly early start and should be acclimated and in good shape.

Thank James D
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is a true classic. The trail stars out easy, but soon it gets a little tougher with some steeper elevation and terrain variations. I would say the trail guid is right on with their evaluation of moderate to difficult rating. Bring lots of water...More

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

This was our second attempt to see Missouri lake only to be snowed in and unable to get to the end of the trail. This time, we probably got within 100 yards of the lake but still too much snow at the end even in...More

1  Thank Evan B
Reviewed 2 December 2015

This is one of my favorite trails in Eagle County to hike. The opportunity to camp at one of the many lakes at tree line make this a great place to spend more than a few days. Don't forget your fly pole as the main...More

2  Thank Eddy B
Reviewed 22 October 2015

we hiked the Missouri Lake Trail 2 weekends ago on a friend's recommendation who lived in Vail for many years. This is about a 6 mile round trip hike with a bit of a drive to get to it (a good hour from Avon). The...More

2  Thank jmelch
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Excellent hike for locals and energetic visitors. Trail winds through forests and open meadows with stunning wildflower views. Lake Missouri is worth your time.

2  Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 29 August 2015

This was not an easy hike especially for people from the east coast like us. The thin air makes it tough on some of the steep inclines so make sure you bring plenty of water and take breaks. Overall it's a moderate hike with a...More

Thank Vince G
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