Geneva Lake

Distance: 4.2 miles (round trip)

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, White River National Forest, near Marble in Central Colorado

Flyfishing at Geneva Lake

Flyfishing at Geneva Lake


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.
See Trail Detail/Full Description

  • 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
  • More Hikes in:
    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.

Elevation Profile

Geneval Lake Elevation Profile

Best Hiking in Central Colorado around Aspen, Marble, Leadville, Buena Vista and Crested Butte

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Basecamp(s) Information:
Marble / Aspen

Region Information:
Central Colorado

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