Grizzly Lake

4.9/5 (22 reviews)
Johnson Village, Colorado (Chaffee County)
Last Updated: 05/19/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Grizzly Lake is a difficult rock crawling trail that takes you over one demanding challenge at the start to steal your attention, and then never gives that attention back till the trail run is over. This trail combines all aspects of rock crawling into less than 3 miles. With ledge climbs, water crossings, shelf roads, off camber leans, and tight squeezes between trees, the trail finally rewards you for your courage by providing epic Rocky Mountain views at its ending point. Bring your camera, bring your fishing rod, but most importantly, bring a well equipped vehicle as the trek to Grizzly Lake is certainly an adventurous one.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.9/5 (22 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/31/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Started in the rain and the trail was tough! Had to winch over the gate keeper. Rubicon on 35’s. Aired down to 16 lbs and that seemed to help. Lots of mud at the top and only 2 campsites. Very fun for us but not for our rock rails….
Trail Review: Grizzly Lake - Team Bad Dog
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/30/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Adrenaline and back pain lol! The wall was a formidable obstacle that I had to winch up along with many from our group. After this it doesn’t give back your attention! The steep shelf section above the wall was exciting. Lots of off camber and steep drops allows no mistakes. Making it to grizzly lake makes it worth the drive. Not a long trail but takes more time than you think!
Trail Review: Grizzly Lake - Jake weikert
Trail Review: Grizzly Lake - Jake weikert
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Ryan
100
Status: Open
Visited: 07/30/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

No snow on the trial and is clear all the way to the lake.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/25/2022

Very exciting trail! The rutted obstacle on the climb after gatekeeper has gotten worse this year. It was raining and we ended up having to winch after ended up in a pickle. Looks like that is fairly common here judging from the damaged trees along the trail. Use a tree strap folks!! Ran it in a GX470 on 35s and lockers. Camping at the lake is great but there is only 1 good spot.
Trail Review: Grizzly Lake - Stefan
Trail Review: Grizzly Lake - Stefan
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Marcus Trusty
Official Crew
27350
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/19/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail is fully open! That is, if you can navigate the snow slide at waypoint 5. Lake is still mostly covered in ice.
Trail Review: Grizzly Lake - Marcus Trusty
Trail Review: Grizzly Lake - Marcus Trusty
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