Hike to Geneva Lake

3 Miles Round Trip - 1256 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Geneva Lake Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

A great lake for fishing, picnicking, and photography, just 1 hour outside Carbondale.

This is an intermediate hike with scenic views, even before reaching the lake and waterfall. Note that access to the trailhead does require 4WD, as the final section of road is difficult and steep in sections.

Photo Credit: The Greater Southwestern Exploration Company

Tags

Fishing
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Waterfall

Details

3 Miles
1256 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

Stay Nearby

Carbondale, Colorado

Bogan Flats Campground Grp S

Maroon Creek Road

East Maroon Portal Picnic Site

Marble, Colorado

Thompson Creek Campground

Carbondale, Colorado

Carbondale / Crystal River KOA

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Remote access into the Maroon Bells Wilderness

Hiked to the lake in spring from Crystal. The river was raging and there were many waterfalls by the lake. It was beautiful! The views of Snowmass Peak over Geneva Lake are breathtaking. All other trail users were backpackers as you can access the 4 Pass Loop or Lead King loop from here.

Gabe Priestley

almost 3 years ago

Amazing views, peaceful pristene lake

My girlfriend and I backpacked out here after 4x4ing to the trailhead. Just the drive alone is scenic as hell but once you start to climb on the trail you are blessed with views of the backside of the maroon bells as well as snowmass peak. The lake is a perfect place to set up a hammock and relax under the sun.