The Baldwin Lake Trail follows the Baldwin Creek drainage, gaining elevation as it climbs out of Baldwin Gulch. The trail offers postcard worthy views of Baldwin Lake as it sits in the basin below Grizzly Mountain (13,708′). The trail is part of the Mount Antero Trail system, and is a side trip off the Mount Antero Trail. Baldwin Lake offers the opportunity for high alpine fishing and the trail continues into the basin above giving a glimpse of the areas past mining history. Views of Mount Antero (14,275′) are prominent on the return trip down the valley. A short hike to the lake will offer an opportunity to fish this alpine lake.
Meet up location: Meet at the Avery Parsons Elementary School (Address: 516 E Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211). Staging at 7:45am to leave by 8am.