Happy Lake Ridge Trail


Ecosystem Type: Montane forest, subalpine meadow, subalpine forest
Trail Tread Types: Primitive
General Elevation Trend: moderate to steep
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Trail Information

Level of Difficulty: moderate
Distance: 9.5 miles
Elevation Change: 1300 ft. to 5409 ft.
Best Season: July through October
Connecting Trails: Boulder Lake Trail, Aurora Divide Trail
Stock: Open to stock - see regulations

Special Concerns

Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further camping regulations. Only campsites are at Happy Lake. Camp on bare ground only. Vegetation is very fragile.

Fires: Fires are not allowed above 3,500 feet.

Wildlife Precautions: Save the Bears! Please learn how to properly secure your food to protect bears and yourself. Do not feed any wild animals!

Safety: When traveling on snow, bring an ice axe and know how to use it.

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