This trail is very popular and climbs on moderate grades with some steep sections. It crosses Mountaineer Creek twice on bridges before reaching picturesque Stuart Lake in 4.5 miles. It is within Alpine Lakes Wilderness and part of the Enchantment Permit Area.
Dogs are prohibited on Stuart Lake trail, Colchuck Lake trail and within the Enchantment Permit Area. Dogs, and all pets, are prohibited, except for Service Dogs as defined by Department of Justice regulations 28 C.F.R. Part 35.136. Dogs whose sole purpose is to provide therapy, comfort, emotional support or crime deterrent do not qualify as service dogs.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.