Baldwin Lake

4.5/5 (21 reviews)
Buena Vista, Colorado (Chaffee County)
Last Updated: 06/10/2022

Trail Information


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.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.5/5 (21)
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.
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail is fully open to the mine if you can manage the snow. Lake still has ice on it.
Partially Open
Visited: 05/26/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Made it almost to waypoint four. Had to cut and clear some trees, But still a lot of trees down and it was only me so I gave up. Going back up this weekend to keep clearing and try to get to Baldwin Lake.
Visited: 11/13/2021

Yep, impassable. Sheet of ice on the trail made us slide backwards. Definitely sketchy.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/02/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great trail to end the day. Only saw 1 other vehicle on the trail. Couple spots were tore up pretty good but no issues with my JL on 33s

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