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Hi all!
I'm trying to find an easy-ish hike within a 4 hour drive from denver. We're thinking 2 nights, 4 days, about 4-5 miles a day. We basically want to go somewhere we can chill. We did RMNP a few weekends ago and are looking for something different. (hopefully less people).

It would be nice to have a lake to end up at, and we don't HAVE to hike 4-5 miles a day, that's just the max we'd like to keep it at.

Any suggestions would be awesome! Thanks!
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THat's a tough one

Easy
4 hours from Denver
Less People
Lake

I can think of several that fit the last three, but if you throw in easy, you're going to get more people, especially near a lake.

How about Horseshoe Lake?

http://rockymountainscenery.com/mountains/horseshoe/
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Haha, ok, I can compromise on the people. I don't really mind people, I'm just hoping for less than the ridiculous number of people that I ran into on the Fern Lake trail at Rocky Mountain National Park.

I'll look up horsehoe lake, thank you :-)

So, ok, I'll get rid of the "people" requirement
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I was looking at San Isabel National forest, but I don't even know where to start. I can't seem to find much information on longer hikes. We're pretty new to this (this will only be our third trip) so we haven't had a lot of experience finding places to go.
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I was looking at San Isabel National forest, but I don't even know where to start. I can't seem to find much information on longer hikes. We're pretty new to this (this will only be our third trip) so we haven't had a lot of experience finding places to go.

Okay, San Isabel Forest.
1. Kroenke Lake from the North Cottonwood Creek Road
Probably the easiest without people.
2. North Halfmoon Lakes on the back side of Mt. Massive
3. Lake Ann from the Winfield Road heading south
4. Rainbow Lake


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Awesome! :D  I'll look into all of these, thank you so much!!
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We decided to do Kroenke lake. Leaving first thing tomorrow. Thanks for all the help!!
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Let me know how that went when you get back.

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It was perfect! Only ran in to a few people and only one other couple camping out there. We did a day trip to the continental divide, so it was great. Thanks so much for the suggestion!
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