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    Corona Lake Trail

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    Very Easy
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    3.2 km
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    137 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Adventure to the Corona Lake Trail in the James Peak Protection Area, you will not be disappointed. Flanked by the Continental Divide in the west, this short trail outshines many with its unparalleled vistas of the mountain ranges and alpine lakes. Laden with fresh streams and wildflowers, the walk to the vantage point is just as picturesque.

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    Route Description for Corona Lake Trail

    Though the Corona Lake Hikeis relatively unchallenging, the journey to the trailhead can be tricky. The first several kilometers of Rollins Pass Road are smooth, but it soon becomes quite bumpy and washed out in areas. We recommend a truck or SUV with four-wheel drive to navigate this road; but if you decide to take your car, ensure it has enough ground clearance. Once you get to the trailhead the hike itself is leisurely and easy to follow.

    From the carpark, get on Corona Lake Trail and head north. Shortly after your departure from the trailhead a junction will appear, veer left and continue straightforward on the trail. Hikers will gradually descend into an open tundra and Lake Pumphouse will soon appear on the left. This lake is bordered by Mount Epworth. Continue following the trail as it guides you over a few stream crossings before rising to a small crest. Over the ridge Lake Corona is revealed.

    After relishing in the scenery of the Continental Divide and the alpine lake, retrace your steps back to the carpark.

    Getting to the Corona Lake Trail Trailhead

    The Corona Lake Trailhead is off Rollins Pass Road. Park at the trailhead or along the side of the road. Note Rollins Pass Road closes seasonally from mid-November to mid-June.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Yes, permits required.

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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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