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Gem Lake Trail

  We all need to get out in nature once in a while and if you happen to be in Jackson County of Colorado, Gem Lake Trail is a great local trail for doing a bit of leg stretching. A visit to Colorado is not complete without some hiking. In the Park Range you'll find lots of hiking trails where you can truly take in all the beauty of these mountains.
A long drive separates Laramie from Gem Lake Trail, but hiking is such a fun thing to do and this is a great place
    to do that. Encampment River has a great whitewater paddling spot close by, and Gem Lake Trail is a magnificent site to visit for more than one day, Lakeside Campground is a magnificent site to camp nearby. Be careful coming to the
Park Range, you might not ever wanna go home again. If you donít have a problem getting wet, you can always go whitewater paddling on Elk River. While you're here at Gem Lake Trail it's a splendid idea to take a look at Encampment Meadows. Beaver Creek Campground is a fine local campground, and sites like Routt National Forest are good to pop by. Through the warm months highs here at Gem Lake Trail get into the 80's. All through the dark hours of summer temperatures  
descend down into the 40's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 30's, and winter nights come with lows in the 0's to Gem Lake Trail. Gem Lake Trail gets very little rainfall. For the period of the month of May you get the most rain around here while January is regularly the driest month.

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These outdoors activities are available near Gem Lake Trail.
 Campgrounds Near Gem Lake Trail:
Middle Fork Elk River, Clark , 6 miles away
Seedhouse, Clark , 7 miles away
Elk River #4, Clark , 7 miles away
Elk River #3, Clark , 7 miles away
Beaver Creek Campground, Jackson County , 7 miles away
 Whitewater Near Gem Lake Trail:
Elk River, Routt County , 7 miles away, Class III - 8 miles long (Box Canyon Campground to Glen Eden Bridge)
Encampment River, Carbon County , 9 miles away, Class II-V - 15 miles long (State Line to Encampment)
Elk River, Routt County , 20 miles away, Class I-II - 2 miles long (2 mi above Mad Creek to Mad Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Steamboat Rafting, Routt County , 22 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Blue Sky West, Routt County , 22 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
 Hotels Near Gem Lake Trail:
Western Lodge, Steamboat Springs , 22 miles away
Nordic Lodge Of Steamboat, Steamboat Springs , 22 miles away
EagleRidge Lodge & Townhomes, Steamboat Springs , 22 miles away
Chalet Val DIsere, Steamboat Springs , 22 miles away
Rabbit Ears Motel, Steamboat Springs , 22 miles away

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