Echo Lake is located at the foot of Mt. Evans in Colorado.
Mt Evans is 14,240 feet to the summit. Along the way up you will see mountain goats and Bighorn sheep. In the fall you will be surprised at the beautiful fall colors of the Aspen trees. Mt. Evans is the highest paved road in North America. It is 33.5 miles west of Denver. The road to the summit is closed now for the season but will reopen May 25th 2012.
If you are visiting our mile high city of Denver be sure you adjust to the altitude for a couple of days and be in good health before you attempt the extreme high altitude.
The air is very thin and altitude sickness is not fun. Make sure you have plenty of water with you.
As you are driving down from Mt. Evans, Echo Lake will be at the base of the mountain. There you will be able to snowshoe, hike, rent cabins,bike and find several camp sites. The lake is beautiful and quiet which is great for fishing. It is surrounded by the beauty of the mountain and the changing colors of the Aspen trees.
It's great to live in Colorado..the beauty is breath taking.