Hahns Peak Lake is a small, quiet lake, especially compared to nearby Steamboat Lake. It’s tucked away in the northern part of Routt County, close to the Wyoming border. Fishing, camping and hiking are the main attractions.
The 160-acre lake sits at 8,5000 feet surrounded by wilderness. The 10,774-foot Hahns Peak adds to the scenery.
Biking – Mountain bikes can use most of the trails. The Propsector/Nipple Peak Loop is a good one next to the campground.
Boating – Electric or non-motorized boats only.
Camping – Hahns Peak Lake Campground has 23 single sites and 3 larger group sites within walking distance to the lake. Open in the summer and through September. Each site has a table and fire pit. Water and vault toilets available. Reservations are accepted.
There’s also plenty of dispersed camping in the surrounding public lands. Both Forest Service Rd 486 and 488 to the north have primitive spots.
Fishing – Shore and boat fishing in the lake.
Hiking – There are plenty of nearby trails including a one mile trek along the shore, West Side Lake Trail.
Horseback Riding – Many of the multi-use trails are open to horses.
OHV – ATV use is allowed on the most of the area’s trails.
Winter Recreation – A parking area remains open for those wishing to enjoy the area’s trails. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing is popular.
The lake is located north of Steamboat and Pearl lakes. Take Co Rd 129 past Hahns Peak village, and make a left on FS Rd 486.
Address: Co Rd 129, Clark, CO
Season: Year round
Fees: $5 day use
Map: Hahns Peak – Bear Ears (PDF) – A large motor vehicle use map showing the whole ranger district and where dispersed camping is permitted.