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Date Thursday  12/6/2018
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Blue Lake Indian Peaks*
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Carol Munch
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult B
Trail Mileage 11.5
Elevation Gain 1650
Driving Distance 90


Blue Lake is in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.  We will start at the winter parking area of Brainard Lake which adds 2.5 miles each way to our hike. We will follow the Waldrup Trail to the Mitchell Lake Trailhead,  The trail will then take us past Mitchell Lake and on to Blue Lake.  From the lake we will have views of Little Pawnee Peak, Mt Toll, Paiute Peak and Mt. Audubon.  We will return to the Mitchell Lake trailhead and take the snowshoe trail back to the winter parking area.

This will be a long day on snowshoes.

For more info Contact

Carol Munch



Right now I anticipate this being a snowshoe trip.  Please also bring micro spikes.  We will assess the weather as we get closer.

Dress in layers for winter weather and make sure you have a winter water system that will not freeze.  Chemical hand and toe warmers are used by many people and a thermos of hot cocoa is always most welcome.  We will plan on lunch at the lake.  It may be possible to stop by the CMC hut on the way back.

And given time, we can socialize in Nederland on the return.


This is a Bobcats trip. The Bobcats' mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips, especially “B Difficult” and “C” hikes and Difficult Snowshoes, for our mostly age-50+ constituents.  We may sponsor other activities of interest to our members, everything from bike rides to camping.  Although we have members, we don’t have dues or elections, and our trips are non-exclusive.  We welcome all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip regardless of age or Bobcats membership. To join our free mailing list, write Membership Services at or call them at (303) 279-3080.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.