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    Granby Reservoirs from Island Lake Hike

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    13.2 km
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    236 m
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    The Granby Reservoirs from Island Lake Hike is a laidback adventure in Colorado that will take you along a forest service road to visit several charming lakes. While out hiking the trail, you will cut across the undulating woodland landscape along a well-maintained road, before taking in the beauty of a number of bodies of water, including the Granby Reservoirs. This is a great route if you are looking for a bit of a longer route through the forest without a lot of difficulty.

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    Route Description for Granby Reservoirs from Island Lake Hike

    For those who want to explore the vast forests surrounding Grand Mesa without the challenges of a longer and more rugged route, the Granby Reservoirs from Island Lake Hike will be the perfect adventure. This trail utilizes a forest service road, meaning that the terrain may not be the most exciting, but will allow you to traverse the dense forests and rolling landscape with relative ease.

    Setting out from the trailhead, you will follow Forest Service Road 115 to the southwest, passing by the Island Lake Campground and entering into the dense cover of the woodland landscape. Throughout the route, you will pass by countless smaller bodies of water nestled in the serene forest setting and pass through charming meadows, before arriving at the endpoint of the route near the much larger Granby Reservoirs. Take some time here to explore the area, before heading back along the same route to return to your vehicle.

    Getting to the Granby Reservoirs from Island Lake Hike Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Granby Reservoirs from Island Lake Hike can be found at the junction of Z Road and Forest Service Road 115, near the Island Lake Campground.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Island Lake Campground

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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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