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Summit Lake Park

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Interesting drive, great views

The drive up to Summit lake is not for the faint of heart, but once there you will be glad you made... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Cave City, Arkansas
Great views and experiences

People fishing in the lake. people walking to the Chicago Creek overlook - great scenery here and... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Jim R
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

The drive up to Summit lake is not for the faint of heart, but once there you will be glad you made it. There are a lot of pull over spots to take pictures along the way and rest your nerves. Be prepared, the wind...More

1  Thank ccotton2016
Reviewed 4 September 2018

People fishing in the lake. people walking to the Chicago Creek overlook - great scenery here and people milling around the rest rooms and parking lot. This is alpine tundra and needs to be protected and respected. Some of these small plants are 50 and...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This lake in on the way to the Evans Mountain. Its location is very pretty. Even there is not much visible plants(tundra), especially in the sunset light the whole area looks so colorful. I know one thing, that I will return to this valley again...More

Thank romanpiekosz
Reviewed 23 August 2018

This lake is beautiful with Mountain Evans as its background. I would recommend stopping at this place on your way down. We drove up to Mountain Evans around 8-9am and we saw 3 mountain goats and tons of Marmots and pikas. It's more likely to...More

Thank Micro-Young
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This was a great part of our trip to the foothills. The drive up to Summit Lake has great views and mountain scenery. Before you get to Summit lake you'll get to Echo Lake which is also a nice place to stop and look around....More

2  Thank AFL95
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Summit Lake Park is located along the way to the summit of Mt. Evans. It is a good place to stop if you need to use the restroom or need to stretch your legs. The Lake is pretty but since it was so populated it...More

3  Thank ColoradoRN
Reviewed 12 July 2018

This is a stop with rest rooms, it's a basic mountain lake with good views. The lake is frozen in May.

1  Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Came here twice in a week to enjoy the views and take photographs. Stunning vistas, short hikes, clean bathrooms. We usually go to the summit of Mt Evans first.

Thank harmsenom
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We stopped in to enjoy the area around Summit Lake while visiting Mt Evans. The lake itself is beautiful. There are a few short surrounding trails to enjoy with abundant alpine wildflowers in full bloom. The small parking lot can easily fill to capacity so...More

Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Not gonna lie its a bit chilly up there! Get away from the hustle and noise of the city. We jumped on the Mt Evans trail head and hiked to the top. We were lucky to see big horn sheep near summit lake and mountain...More

Thank Phyllis J
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Response from ttmt2 | Reviewed this property |
The road up to summit lake park and to the Mt Evans Summit is really not bad compared to some. No real “steep” stretches. It does wind and curve a lot at times but it’s a rather steady climb. There are no guard rails so... More