Echo Lake Park
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Echo Lake Park
Echo Lake from above
|Nearest city||Idaho Springs, Colorado|
|Architect||Benedict, Jules Jacques Benoit|
|MPS||Denver Mountain Parks MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||95000109 |
|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.
After Year's First Snowfall
|Location||Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States|
|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.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Clear Creek County, Colorado
- Summit Lake Park
- List of lakes in Colorado
- Staff (2006-03-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Denver Mountain Parks - Echo Lake
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Echo Lake Park
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Echo Lake
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