Rainbow Lake, Miners Creek

Quick Info

Distance:
4.8 Miles
Route Type:
Out & Back
Nearest Town:
Frisco
Elevation Climb:
596 Feet
Difficulty Rating:
Approachable
View Rating:
3.5 Stars
Distance:
4.8 Miles
Route Type:
Out & Back
Nearest Town:
Frisco
Elevation Climb:
596 Feet
Difficulty Rating:
Approachable
View Rating:
3.5 Stars

Frisco is one of those magically wonderful places in the mountains that I would pick up everything and move to tomorrow with no hesitation. I did a school visit there once right in the heart of September and made a promise to myself to go back every year when the colors changed.

While I’ve been to Frisco quite a bit, I hadn’t done a lot of hiking there so I was really excited to give this trail a try! It’s beautiful, very approachable and lined with gorgeous Aspen trees for the first half of the trail. They were absolutely stunning, showing off their gold and orange and catching the sunlight with each breeze!

This trail is one I would bring out of town visitors to because it’s relatively low on elevation gain, but still offers beautiful views and feels like a true escape into the mountains. It’s less than a mile to Rainbow Lake, which is crystal clear and a perfect excuse to stop and have a snack.

From there you can continue on to Miner’s Creek trail which is all along a creek and offers a ton of shade. There are more trails beyond for exploring, but if you turn around and head back down it’s an easy five-mile loop! We made it just on the tail end of the colors peaking, but still got plenty of gold!

 

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

Join Kylie On YouTube!

Click HERE to get subscribed and join our YouTube community!

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

More From Kylie

Smores Mocktail

Smores Mocktail

I couldn’t be more excited to partner with my dear friend, Blair or as a few hundred thousand know her as - Holistic Rendezvous on Instagram, to finally create an Approachable Outdoors Mocktail - the Smokey S’mores! And since Approachable Outdoors is all about...

Weekend in Snowmass, Colorado

Weekend in Snowmass, Colorado

Snowmass is one of my favorite spots in Colorado and every time I go I fall more in love. On the slopes I had one of my best ski days ever (long, spacious runs without the crowds but incredible powder.)  To visit in the summer was an absolute delight. It has all...

Dog-Friendly Hikes in Moab

Dog-Friendly Hikes in Moab

The best dog-friendly hikes near Moab, UtahDog-friendly trails can be tricky to navigate in Moab with the National Parks, but there are plenty of trails to explore with your pup. Looking for more dog-friendly Moab? Check out my full weekend round-up of where to...

Dog-Friendly Moab Weekend

Dog-Friendly Moab Weekend

Moab is one of my favorite road trips from Denver - the drive is only 5 hours and the hiking, biking & off-roading trails are seemingly endless. However, with the National Parks it can be a little tough to find a way to find hikes that are dog friendly but it's...

Missouri Road Trip

Missouri Road Trip

I’ve always been a big city girl, but lately there’s something about small towns that have been absolutely stealing my heart - so a road trip bopping from one cute town to another cute town made for the perfect getaway. Not only were these places beautiful with...

Gear Review: 2024 Nemo Launch

Gear Review: 2024 Nemo Launch

I bought the NEMO Stargazer back when everyone was spending money on tie-dye sweat suits during 2019, before I even had one solo camping trip under my belt, much less a tent, a bag or any other camping essentials. What I did know was that whoever said that ‘money...

Keep In Touch!

To keep up with the latest hikes & posts sign up for the Approachable Outdoors newsletter!

You have Successfully Subscribed!