Herman Lake Trail

Today we did a fabulous family hike up in the mountains!

I recently got the Colorado Hikes with Dogs Books and decided to find an interesting one!

Books said 5.6 miles, 5-6 hours.

We found it to be 5.8 miles, 4 hours with a 20 minute stop at the lake to enjoy the scenery!

Herman Gulch Trail to Herman Lake

We took the pups – they did really good- in and out of the water, but definitely dirty when we got back to the car!

Definitely a must do, and we love it! We’ll be back again in the future to do it again!

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We started off in the woods and shortly got the split where there were about 10 different hike options! guess we’ll need to come back and try some other ones!

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The trail brought us thru all kinds of different environments – woods, desert, mountains, babbling brooks, water falls, and finally onto the lake – which in June was still frozen in parts! Crazy!!

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On our way back we saw some of the tiniest daisies ever! Hubby has a cool lens that works on our iphones, so i just had to try it out and show it here! Such a great shot, i say, with very little modesty!

 

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