Distance: 4.2 miles (round trip)
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, White River National Forest, near Marble in Central Colorado
This trail, our personal favorite, has waterfalls, wildflowers, a pristine lake and gigantic views of the Lead King Basin and backside of the Maroon Bells. Additionally, you can and should combine this trip with 4WD or ATV circumnavigation of the Lead King Basin road with stops in Crystal City and the Crystal Mill.
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- Distance: 4.2 miles (round trip) to Geneva Lake
- Elevation: 9,678-ft. at Trailhead
10,985-ft. at Geneva Lake
- Elevation Gain: 1,307-ft. to Geneva Lake
- Difficulty: moderate
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Marble / Aspen / Central Colorado
Why Hike Geneva Lake
This short hike packs in a lot of scenic delights as it travels to a Geneva Lake (10,985-ft.), an alpine jewel tucked in a pretty basin at the foot of Snowmass Mountain (14,092-ft.) and Hagerman Peak (13,841-ft.). Along the way the climb to the lake passes waterfalls, travels through alpine meadows sprinkled with wildflowers and offers great views of Treasure Mountain and the Maroon Bells.
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Marble / Aspen
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