Lake Irene – 0.9mi / 1.4km
Have lunch at the picnic area, then enjoy a lovely stroll down to a pretty lake and an overlook. The trail begins at the picnic area near a historic cabin.
From there, you’ll work your way down a gentle grade past a flowering, marshy meadow. Upon reaching the lake, the trail follows the shoreline with a small meadow on one side of this otherwise forested lake. Continue past the lake to an overlook for views looking down towards the Kawuneeche Valley before heading back.
Trailhead: Off Trail Ridge Road, turn into the Lake Irene Picnic Area just southeast of Milner Pass.
Elevation Gain: 100ft / 30m – Elevation Loss: 100ft / 30m