Live By Living Day Hike: Square Top Lakes off Guanella Pass. Sunday, September 9

Join Ed Robb and Stephanie Lenkey Sunday, September 9, for a moderate hike to Square Top Lakes off of Guanella Pass. This is a beautiful 4.7 mile round trip tundra hike to two glacial lakes on the Square Top Lakes Trail (sometimes called South Park Trail). The trail begins at the west Guanella Pass parking lot and travels south above tree line on a level trail through tundra flowers and drops into a rich boggy area prior to rising gently across a south-facing slope. It then turns west to reach the lower of the two Square Top Lakes. Total elevation gain of about 950′.


The entire trail is entirely above tree line which allows you 360 degree views the entire hike. It could become windy, so come prepared. The trail has a slow and steady incline up toward the two small glacial lakes at the base of Square Top Mountain.



As always, Live By Living day hikes are open to all cancer survivors and their caregivers, men and women. Regardless of whether you are currently in or out of treatment, we’d love to have you join us. If you’re uncertain whether you are physically up for a hike, please call us at 303-808-2339, and we can help you decide.


DAY/DATE OF HIKE: Sunday, September 9
MEETING PLACE: Meet at Woolly Mammoth park and ride, Section CC, across from the Conoco Station to form some carpools and leave by 8:30am sharp. The parking lot is located at the I-70 & Morrison Exit 259. Use GPS if necessary.

If meeting us at the trailhead: I-70 West to Georgetown, Exit 228. Turn left at the exit (15th Street) and pass the Visitor’s Center, turn right on Argentine Street. Follow into town and turn left on main street (11th Street). Follow main street through town and you will see a sign on the right pointing to Guanella Pass – this should be Rose Street, turn right and follow up to Guanella Pass Road. It’s about 5 miles to the pass and the trailhead.


DISTANCE: Approximately 4.7 miles R/T

ELEVATION GAIN: Approximately 950′

HIGHEST POINT: about 12,335′
Hike LEADER: Ed Robb

Dogs OK? No



Be sure to bring:
1. Appropriate clothing for the weather.

2. Water

  1. Trail snacks/lunch
  2. Sunscreen/sunwear/lip balm/sunglasses



CANCELLATIONS: If you need to cancel at the last minute, please call or text Ed, (303)810-1718 by 7:30am the day of the walk/hike. If we decide to cancel due to poor weather, we will call everyone who has signed up, so please provide a valid phone number where you can be reached..


To sign up for this hike, please complete the form below and click on the “submit form” button at the bottom. The form will go blank, and you should see a message that your message was sent successfully.