Wall Lake #1818

Near Gypsum, Colorado

Wall Lake #1818 does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!

Overview

The Wall Lake Trail is one of the quickest and steepest routes up onto the Flat Tops. Leaving the trailhead just above the Trappers Lake campgrounds, the trail immediately enters lodgepole pine and spruce that were burned in the 2002 Big Fish Fire. The burned area continues until roughly 2 miles above Anderson Lake. Please use extreme caution among standing dead trees. Atop the plateau, the trail meets Oyster Lake Trail (#1825), providing access to the west. Roughly a mile past the Oyster Lake Trail junction the trail reaches Wall Lake. Wall Lake sits nestled below the 12,002' Trappers Peak. The trail stays on the west side of the lake, climbing the "wall" and crossing a saddle into the South Fork drainage. The trail continues across the tundra for 2 miles and ends at Trappers Lake Trail (#1816).

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