Cathedral Lake

This favorite Aspen area trail features a steady climb through a dense aspen forest, crosses open avalanche paths thick with floral diversity and amazing views, traverses through spruce and fir forests, and winds through alpine meadows with wildflowers. A final steep approach with switchbacks and, after ten more minutes through sage brush, the stunning Cathedral Lake comes into view. You might catch a glimpse of mountain goats if you bring your binoculars! You'll be sure to hear pika as they scamper around the boulders at the lake's edge.


6.4 miles round trip

High Point:

11,870 feet

Starting Elevation:

9,880 feet

Average Time:

5 - 7 hours