Grizzly Lake Trail is located near Aspen, Colorado and is a 7.6 mile out and back trail that is crescent shaped and leads up through a great view of the valley west of the Continental Divide. The area is a well known place for botanists or those outdoor enthusiasts who love to study plant life. There are over 100 species of wildflowers growing along the trail and spread over the subalpine and alpine zones. There are also colonies of alpine fireweed spread throughout and provide an amazing color scheme along the trail. The blooming season is in late July through August.
The trail's first and last segments are challenging but along the middle portion the trek is smooth and less demanding. The initial climb takes hikers through evergreen trees but the majority of the trail is out in the open under the blue sky. The final stretch of the trail is the most strenuous but the beauty of it makes the hike worthwhile. The top elevation is 12,550 feet which is toward the end of the trail. At the peak is the Grizzly Lake which is surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. The scenery is exquisite and what draws hikers and visitors from all over the state.