Odessa Lake

  • Odessa Lake looking South - ©  Brendan Bombaci flickr user
  • Duck on Odessa Lake  - © Jim flickr user
  • Little Matterhorn from Odessa Lake  - © Jim flickr user
  • Odessa Lake  - © Jim flickr user
  • Odessa Lake looking South  - © Brendan Bombaci flickr user
  • Odessa Lake looking Westward  - © Brendan Bombaci flickr user

Key information: Odessa Lake

    Walk to outstanding Odessa Lake, gaining fantabulous views of Longs Peak and The Little Matterhorn and other mountains. A longer route than Bear Lake to Fern Lake. 

    After climbing through forest, you reach the high point and a side-trip to gorgeous Lake Helena. Then drop into deep Odessa Gorge to reach the lake. Camp near the lake.

    You can walk in/out from Bear Lake Trailhead or Fern Lake Trailhead - they are roughly equal distance. And a shuttle bus from Moraine Visitor Centre makes it easy to get to/away from if you do both trails.

    2 day walk, 19.9km

    See more info at (http://www.rockymountainhikingtrails.com/odessa-lake.htm)

    This walk is in high, remote mountains, on which you will have to be self-sufficient and where altitude can cause problems. Come prepared.

    This page is at an early stage of development. Please help us by making suggestions and sending photos! Thank you!

    For more information and photos, including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our Rocky Mountain NP walk page.

     

Walkopedia rating

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  • Walkopedia rating88
  • Beauty36
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest2
  • Charisma33
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating88

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 2 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 3259m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.

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Odessa Lake looking Westward  - © Brendan Bombaci flickr user
Odessa Lake  - © Jim flickr user

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Little Matterhorn from Odessa Lake  - © Jim flickr user ...
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