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    Weller Lake Trail

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    Very Easy
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    1.8 km
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    71 m
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    The Weller Lake Hike is an incredibly picturesque alpine excursion that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Immerse yourself in Colorado’s high country and revel in the breathtaking panoramas from the lakeshore. This is a quick and easy hike that makes for a fun time on the trails.

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    Route Description for Weller Lake Trail

    The Weller Lake Hike is a must-venture the next time you find yourself in Aspen. Climb up through the dense pine woodlands that quickly open up into a quintessential alpine scene. Enjoy the view of the blue-colored Weller Lake, encircled by boulders laden with towering pines and bounded by the steep craggy walls of Mount Shimer. As the route features nearly unparalleled vistas, you will likely have to share the trail with other like-minded adventurers that are eager to explore the highland terrain. Note that sections of the path are rocky, so mind your footing and wear sturdy footwear.

    Embark on your exciting excursion along the Weller Lake Trail from the trailhead off the Weller Campground. From here, follow the Weller Lake Trail south, as it climbs up the vertiginous terrain that is made manageable by endless switchbacks. Take some time to enjoy the shade of the towering pines, and the path will eventually open to the shimmering lake. Explore the lakeshore, and keep an eye out for the beaver dams that slow the flow of Weller Creek.

    Revel in the grandeur of the looming peak and rock walls that hem in the inviting waters, and if you are brave enough, rejuvenate your tired feet in the frigid lake. Take your time wandering along the shoreline and admiring the postcard-worthy view. When you are set to return, simply retrace your footing along the path back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Weller Lake Trail Trailhead

    The Weller Lake Trail departs from the Weller Lake Trailhead near the Campground off State Highway 82.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Designated Dispersed Campsites

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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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