Big Rainbow Lake
Rainbow Lake is located in the Rawah Wilderness at an elevation of 10,722
feet. The lake contains cutthroat trout. All of the shore is accessible for
fishing. Camping is permitted in the area around the lake except for a revegetation
area just south of the lake.
|Fish species stocked:
||July - October
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Rainbow Lake is located in the Rawah Wilderness and can be reached by the Sandbar
Trail and Rainbow Loop. The Sandbar Trail can be reached via the West Branch
and Rawah trails or the West Branch and Camp Lake trails. Both routes originate
at the West Branch Trailhead. Take Highway 287 north from Fort Collins to Laporte.
Continue on Highway 287 to Highway 14. Travel west on 14 for 50 miles to the
Laramie River Road. Turn right and travel 6.3 miles to the West Branch Trailhead.
The trailhead is on the left side of the road. Take the West Branch / Camp Lake
route for 8.5 miles to the east end of the Sandbar Trail or the West Branch
/ Rawah route for 7.6 miles to the west end of the Sandbar Trail.
about .3 miles from the east end of the Sandbar Trail to the Rainbow Loop. This
trail passes by the south end of the lake after about .4 miles.
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