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Date Monday  9/30/2019
End Date Monday  9/30/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Wheeler Lakes Eagle's Nest Wilderness
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader James Margolis
Member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy B
Trail Mileage 6.75
Elevation Gain 1600
Driving Distance 130 miles round trip from I-70 Exit 259


The trailhead parking lot is south of the Conoco gas station at I-70 Copper Mountain Exit 195.

For more info Contact

James Margolis



Hike to scenic lakes in the Eagle's Nest Wilderness near Copper Mountain. New members welcome. Begin the hike at 9,700 feet near the entrance to Copper Mountain. Walk northwest on the overpass over I-70 to the trailhead. Hike through mixed aspen (with fall colors?) and evergreen forest and open meadows to the lakes at 11,150 feet. 6.75 miles round trip. 1,600 feet vertical. Easy B. Here is a map of the hiking route.


The leader will meet carpoolers and hikers from the mountains at the Starbucks INSIDE the City Market in Dillon at 8:00 AM where hikers can get coffee, food, and use the rest rooms. The group will carpool from the Dillon City Market to the traihead parking near Copper Mountain at I-70 Exit 195.

Hikers who want to carpool to the Dillon City Market should give the leader permission to share their email addresses with other carpoolers.

As always in Colorado in the fall, be prepared for hot weather, rain, wind, and/or snow.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.