Distance: 4.2 - 10.0 miles (round trip)
Gunnison BLM, near Lake City in Southwest Colorado
Beginning in dense woods the trail passes cascades and waterfalls along Cataract Creek, travels through beautiful alpine meadows and visits a scenic alpine lake on its way to the Continental Divide
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- Distance: 10.0 miles (round trip)
- Elevation: 9,630-ft. at Trailhead
Maximum elevation: 12,200-ft.
- Elevation Gain: 2,570-ft.
- Difficulty: moderate-strenuous
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Lake City / Southwest Colorado
Why Hike Cataract Lake
This scenic hike ascends steeply up Cataract Gulch to a pretty lake basin and then climbs to the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). Along the way the trail travels through dense woods, passes numerous cascades and waterfalls along Cataract Creek and wanders through lovely alpine meadows. Extend the hike by following a section of the CDT toward Cuba Gulch.
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