Hike Profiles for Rocky Mountain National Park and Surrounding Areas

Lake Agnes

Although the trailhead for Lake Agnes is a long drive from Estes Park or Grand Lake,
the grandeur of Lake Agnes and the short hike are great reasons to visit.


Distance: 0.8 miles one-way

Lake elevation: 10,663 feet

Trailhead elevation: 10,250 feet

Net elevation gain: 413 feet

Lake Agnes Trailhead

Colorado State Forest
Mount Richthofen and Lake Agnes
The red star in the map above shows the relative location of Lake Agnes to RMNP boundaries (in green) and major roads (in gold)
Major Trail Landmarks
There are no major trail landmarks between the trailhead and Lake Agnes
Principal Destinations Near Lake Agnes
Mount Richthofen (2.0 miles one-way from trailhead) - via unmaintained route beyond Lake Agnes
Backcountry Campsites near Lake Agnes
Backcountry camping is prohibited in the Lake Agnes Basin.
The Lake Agnes Trailhead is located in the Colorado State Forest near Cameron Pass, just northwest of
Rocky Mountain National Park. The trailhead is accessed from Colorado Highway 14, about 7 miles east
of the village of Gould, or about 2.5 miles west of Cameron Pass. Turn south off of Highway 14 on to a
marked gravel road to a day-use fee tollbooth. Turn right (south) at the junction about one-half mile from
the highway, and drive the steep road south to the trailhead, about another 1.5 miles. This road is neither
well graded nor well maintained, but is still normally passable for most vehicles in dry, summer conditions.

The Lake Agnes Trail is a short hike on a fairly well-worn trail. The large lake is a common destination
for anglers, and hikers with leashed pets are also common on this trail.
Sample photographs of the hike to Lake Agnes
Lake Agnes Trailhead area
Trail to Lake Agnes
Lake Agnes
Nokhu Crags from Lake Agnes
Lake Agnes topographic map
Principal summer trail marked by solid red line; unmaintained trail/route marked by dashed red line.
Map is oriented with north to the top of the map

USGS Quad Map: Mount Richthofen - Latitude: 40.482 deg. N, Longitude: 105.903 deg. W

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