The picturesque Echo Lake sits at 10,600 feet at the base of Mount Evans. Fishing, hiking and sightseeing brings visitors by year round. The lake itself is part of the Echo Lake Mountain Park, managed by the Denver City and County.
From about May through mid October, the Mt Evans Byway is open, and when most people frequent the lake, although the trails do attract a winter crowd. Echo Lake is located about equal distance from Evergreen to Idaho Springs.
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