Echo Lake Park

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Echo Lake Park
2001-06 - Echo Lake Park from above.jpg
Echo Lake from above
Nearest city Idaho Springs, Colorado
Built 1921
Architect Benedict, Jules Jacques Benoit
Architectural style Other
MPS Denver Mountain Parks MPS
NRHP Reference # 95000109 [1]
CSRHP # 5CC.646
Added to NRHP February 24, 1995

Echo Lake Park is a park located along the Mount Evans Scenic Byway about 33.5 mi (54 km) west of Denver, Colorado. The park provides a stone shelter with picnic tables and barbecue grills on one end of the lake, and the 1926 Echo Lake Lodge (gift shop and restaurant service only) and an Arapaho National Forest campground are found at the other. Access to backpacking trails, including the Chicago Lakes trail and Lincoln Lakes trail, can be found adjacent to the lake. The park is part of the Denver Mountain Parks system.

Echo Lake[edit]

Echo Lake
After Year's First Snowfall
Location Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States
Coordinates 39°39′30″N 105°36′12″W / 39.65833°N 105.60333°W / 39.65833; -105.60333 (Echo Lake)
Type oligotrophic
Basin countries United States
Surface elevation 10,600 ft (3,230 m)

Echo Lake is a shallow, oligotrophic lake situated at 10,600 ft (3,230 m) above sea level near Mount Evans in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. It formed during the latest period of glaciation roughly 10,000 years ago. As glaciers retreated in the Chicago Creek valley, lateral moraines formed a natural dam to drainage, forming the lake. The ecosystem around the lake is dominated by Engelmann Spruce (Picea engelmannii) and Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa), with some Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis) on exposed sites.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2006-03-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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Coordinates: 39°39′36″N 105°36′22″W / 39.66°N 105.606°W / 39.66; -105.606