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Mud Lake Trail

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Nice afternoon easy hike

Beautiful views and an easy hike for those who want to enjoy the outdoors but not get too strained... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Dawn P
Love this trail

Mud Lake Open Space is a great location during the heat of summer. It's cooler up in Nederland... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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  • Average25%
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15 May 2018
“Nice afternoon easy hike”
19 Aug 2018
“We cycled around the Lake”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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County Road 126, Head 2 miles north on the Peak to Peak Highway from Nederland, Nederland, CO 80466
+1 303-678-6200
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Love that you can ride around an alpine lake just over 9000 ft & forested shady areas of 2-3 miles of flat level trails good for snow shoes or cross county in the the winter too! Such a great hike, ride or ski place in...More

Thank HeatherColoradogirl
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Beautiful views and an easy hike for those who want to enjoy the outdoors but not get too strained. Bring a picnic as there are many spots to sit and enjoy the view just outside thenmain parking lot.

2  Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Mud Lake Open Space is a great location during the heat of summer. It's cooler up in Nederland, the trails are mostly shaded. The trails have minimal elevation gain, are of decent width and are surrounded by wildflowers and pines making for a scenic and...More

1  Thank nstarsfan
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is used by Wild Bear Mountain Ecology for kids classes. They are located in the shopping center in Nederland and give great advice. Classes are open to all.

Thank chuckyfromkentucky
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Mud Lake Open Area is just north of Nederland providing an easy glimpse of the mountains after perusing and eating your way through town (it is much prettier than the sound of the lkae’s name). The area consists of a couple of one mile loops...More

2  Thank Colo-Mtn-Hiker
Reviewed 25 April 2016

ud Lake itself may be a relic of historical mining activities, as explained on the display plaques at the park. The trails are open to cyclists, so be prepared to share the space. The trails are dog-friendly with leashes required. There are no amenities, so...More

Thank Kelly O
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

On the Peak to Peak scenic highway drive. We'll worth the extra hour to take in. Wear comfortable shoes and a rain slicker comes in handy if caught in a pop up mountain shower.

1  Thank Rod P
Reviewed 11 September 2015

The Mud Lake trailhead accesses the several trails around and near Mud Lake. The trails aren't particularly rough or challenging, but do provide a nice hike through the forest, with several spots for views north toward the Indian Peaks. The area was heavily explored by...More

Thank cohighplainsdrifter
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