Denver, CO: Heart Lake

Visit a dreamy, emerald-green lake just below the Continental Divide after climbing 2,099-feet in 4.2 miles. Icing: sweet alpine views and abundant trout along shore.
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Visit a dreamy, emerald-green lake just below the Continental Divide after climbing 2,099-feet in 4.2 miles. Icing: sweet alpine views and abundant trout along shore.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.9

Waypoints

East Portal Trailhead

Location: 39.902922, -105.644252

Arapahoe Lakes Trail Junction

Location: 39.894085, -105.66011

Continue going straight on the South Boulder Creek Trailhead

Crater Lakes Trail Junction

Location: 39.889212, -105.669594

Continue on South Boulder Creek Trail

Heart Lake

Location: 39.875163, -105.69103

This beautiful emerald lake sits just below the Continental Divide.

Continental Divide

Location: 39.875861, -105.699635

The ridge due west of Heart Lake delineates the Continental Divide.