Rocky Mountain National Park: Mirror Lake

Wander through lush forests and high-alpine meadows to a pair of secluded mountain lakes nestled at the foot of the Mummy Range.
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INFO For information on permits, current trail and camp conditions, and wilderness guidelines, go to

PERMIT A wilderness permit is required for all overnight camping in the backcountry. Reservations accepted ($20 administrative fee for permits during peak season).

CONTACT Rocky Mountain National Park, (970) 586-1206;

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 21.4



Location: 40.517967, -105.770592

Follow Corral Park Trail as it descends to the NE along Corral Creek


Location: 40.523468, -105.749763

Turn R @ jct. with Big South Trail. In .1 mi., cross Corral Creek and enter Rocky Mountain National Park on narrow log bridge


Location: 40.518742, -105.743553

Turn L; cross wide log bridge over calm Cache la Poudre River; head SE along forest edge


Location: 40.517609, -105.735001

Turn L; trail swings NE and begins steep ridgeline climb


Location: 40.520859, -105.725578

Continue E on rocky trail speckled with colorful mushrooms


Location: 40.518646, -105.713219

Trail ascends moderately to forested ridgeline above Hague Creek


Location: 40.520428, -105.694321

Turn L @ jct. with Mummy Pass Trail; trail veers NW toward Mirror Lake


Location: 40.526608, -105.699692

Stay straight for mellower stretch along meadow; Cascade Creek runs parallel to path


Location: 40.536892, -105.696854

Head around E side of Mirror Lake; Cascade Creek flows out of lake on L


Location: 40.539436, -105.698097

Enjoy a scenic lunch on the rocks overlooking deep blues of Mirror Lake, or continue another 500 ft. to shallower Upper Mirror Lake. Return to trailhead

Bridge across Cache la Poudre River

Location: 40.519726, -105.742958

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Mirror Lake

Location: 40.538437, -105.6968

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Corral Creek

Location: 40.524033, -105.747833

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Mountain Views

Location: 40.519951, -105.761894

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Location: 40.518589, -105.764389

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