Herman Lake Trail

Today we did a fabulous family hike up in the mountains!

I recently got the Colorado Hikes with Dogs Books and decided to find an interesting one!

Books said 5.6 miles, 5-6 hours.

We found it to be 5.8 miles, 4 hours with a 20 minute stop at the lake to enjoy the scenery!

Herman Gulch Trail to Herman Lake

We took the pups – they did really good- in and out of the water, but definitely dirty when we got back to the car!

Definitely a must do, and we love it! We’ll be back again in the future to do it again!



We started off in the woods and shortly got the split where there were about 10 different hike options! guess we’ll need to come back and try some other ones!



The trail brought us thru all kinds of different environments – woods, desert, mountains, babbling brooks, water falls, and finally onto the lake – which in June was still frozen in parts! Crazy!!


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On our way back we saw some of the tiniest daisies ever! Hubby has a cool lens that works on our iphones, so i just had to try it out and show it here! Such a great shot, i say, with very little modesty!