Naylor Lake Trail

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Very Easy
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1.8 km
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96 m
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The Naylor Lake Trail is a scenic adventure up to a shimmering alpine lake. This trail packs a punch! Travel through several typographies on your short journey up to Naylor Lake. The whole family will enjoy this stimulating excursion into the wilderness.

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Route Description for Naylor Lake Trail

The Naylor Lake Trail is a popular nature walk in the Arapaho National Forest. A crowd favorite, this hike is highly trafficked. If you head out into the wilderness on the weekend, be prepared to share the route. If you hope to avoid the crowds, consider adventuring up to the lake during the weekdays! Note that the road up to the trailhead is rough and rugged, so ensure your vehicle has high ground clearance.

Begin your adventure up the Naylor Lake Trail from the carpark. Take the route signposted “Silver Dollar Lake Trail”. Track southwest along the dirt path. This trail will climb towards the lake and pass through several terrains. Begin by hiking through the meadow before it guides you through sparse tree coverage. Enjoy the impressive mountainous scenery as you travel out of the tree shade and ascend the rocky scree to Naylor Lake.

Culminating at the lake, this stunning nature trail will reward you with impressive vistas.Enjoy the views of the shimmering lake and its flanking snow-dusted peaks. If you wish to lengthen your adventure, continue along the Silver Dollar Trail up to Silver Dollar Lake and Murry Reservoir. When you are done exploring the mountain cirque and alpine lakes, simply retrace your steps along the trail.

Getting to the Naylor Lake Trail Trailhead

Access the Naylor Lake Trail via the Naylor Lake Road of Guanella Pass Road.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Dispersed Backcountry Camping, restrictions apply.

  • When to do


  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly


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  • Crowd Levels


  • Route Type

    Out and back

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