Seven Lakes

Victor, Colorado (Teller County)

Last Updated: 03/21/2021
3.7 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 3.42 miles
Highest Elevation: 10710 feet
Duration: About 20 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Victor
Nearest Town w/ Services: Victor
Official Road Name: 376
Management Agency: United States Forest Service
District: Pikes Peak Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Seven Lakes
Seven Lakes (FS 376) is a three-mile connector off of Gold Camp (FS 370) that allows you access to Bull Park (FS 376.A) & Frosty Park (FS 379) and has, seven lakes along it, all fed by a creek you will travel alongside all the way to the end. The views into the valley both coming into and out of the trail are well worth a stop. Since the areas off Gold Camp (FS 370) & Old Stage Road are very popular trails, this one is often overlooked but should be considered for more 2wd accessible scenery from Gold Camp (FS 370).

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Waypoints

1. Gold Camp Road (FS 370) & Seven Lakes (FS 376) (0 mi)
Turn left onto Seven Lakes (FS 376) coming from Victor, CO and Gold Camp (FS 370). The intersection is marked on one side by a large set of lakes and a flowing creek and on the other a large rock face. The Forest Service sign located on the right-hand side of the road can be tough to see when the foliage is overgrown.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Victor, CO

Take Co Rd 81 about 4.2 miles to the western entrance to Gold Camp (FS 370). Follow Gold Camp (FS 370) for 7.4 miles to Seven Lakes (FS 376). You will cross over a creek that is piped under the road and see the lakes on your left between Waypoints 5 & 6 on Gold Camp (FS 370). After the lakes is a rock wall with a road just before it. This the trail, turn left to start.

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Land Use Issues

This area is part of Pike-San Isabel National Forest, and as such is part of the 2011 Lawsuit where a coalition of conservation and recreation groups were suing the U.S. Forest Service over what they say is an illegal addition of 500 miles of motorized roads and trails. A settlement was reached in late 2015 that is requiring the U.S. Forest Service to re-evaluate the roads and create a new travel management plan. 30 roads have been partially or completely closed while this evaluation takes place over the next few years. Those trails affected have been noted here at trailsoffroad.com. It is imperative that the OHV community makes their voices be heard on this issue. If we do nothing, those 500 miles will be shut down, some already have. Contact the local ranger districts and let them know why the area is important to you and the history you have there. Contact your Congressperson and Senator as well. They know how important the OHV community is to the economy of the state.

Trail Reviews (5)

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Status: Open
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Rating:
Trail is pretty dry especially the closer to Gold Camp Road. Trail was in good shape and very light washboards. Traffic was light and had the road to ourselves for the most part.
Author: Official Crew
Social Media:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
This trail is open, however, CAUTION. Colorado weather is unpredictable this time of year and there may be the occasional fresh snow fall or mud and melting snow. This trail is in an area of the state where snowfall levels have dropped for the season and the majority of the trails are dry, muddy and/or only have a small bit of snow on them. Again, please use caution if traveling on these trails until the dryer season.
Author: Official Crew
Social Media:
Status: Impassable
Offroaded on:
This trail is at a high altitude within the state of Colorado and has no maintainence. As such, this trail should be considering impassable until spring.
Author:
Social Media:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Rating:
More of a forest service rd than a trail. Wide in most areas.
Author: Official Crew
Social Media:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Rating:
The trail is open with only a little snow in the shaded areas.

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Writer Information

JD Marshall

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Jen & JD moved to Colorado from Chicago in May of 2015 for work and brought with them a 2001 stock Jeep Wrangler that had been garage bound for two years. Within a month of arrival, all rusty 170,000 miles of it was shaking on Colorado trails and they've never stopped. As time as gone on, their 2001 TJ had to be traded and a 2015 Jeep JK has been added to the family. JD works as a Systems Engineer for a cable company and Jen runs a business from their home during the week to pay the bills. When the weekend hits, they're almost always hitting the trail. When Sunday night rolls around, the question turns to, 'so what's next week?!'.
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