Baldwin Lake

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4.6/5 (25 reviews)
Buena Vista, Colorado (Chaffee County)
Last Updated: 12/01/2023
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The Baldwin Lake Trail follows the Baldwin Creek drainage, gaining elevation as it climbs out of Baldwin Gulch. The trail offers postcard worthy views of Baldwin Lake as it sits in the basin below Grizzly Mountain (13,708'). The trail is part of the Mount Antero Trail system, and is a side trip off the Mount Antero Trail. Baldwin Lake offers the opportunity for high alpine fishing and the trail continues into the basin above giving a glimpse of the areas past mining history. Views of Mount Antero (14,275') are prominent on the return trip down the valley.

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4.6/5 (25)
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41100
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 12/01/2023

This trail is closed for the winter.
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/12/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail was a little washed out as compared to my experience with it the last 3 years. over all was really fun trail as always. I would say most any vehicle with high clearance can run it minimal issues.
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Visited: 08/01/2023

The Trail is fully open for the season!
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Partially Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/18/2023

Open to past waypoint 5 (lake hiking trail), but has deep snow covering the road before the end. Lake is still iced over.
Trail Review: Baldwin Lake - Marcus Trusty
Trail Review: Baldwin Lake - Marcus Trusty
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/17/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Challenging enough you may wish to use your lockers in a couple places, and you'll probably appreciate your skids as well. After a steep start the trail levels off a bit, but at the top you do have to pick your lines and you might get a wheel off the ground in spots. We had a great time, definitely worth it.

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