Riddle Lake Trail

Wetlands and the water of Riddle Lake stand before snow-capped mountains.
Riddle Lake and the surrounding mountains.

NPS/Robert G. Johnsson

Crossing the Continental Divide, hike through small mountain meadows and forests to the shores of a picturesque little lake. Look for elk in the meadows and for birds near the lake.

Safety notes: Trail opens in mid-July (Bear Management Area closure) or later if trumpeter swans are nesting on the lake. Check the Backcountry Situation Report for current information.

Trailheads: Approximately 3 miles (5 km) south of the Grant Village intersection, just south of the Continental Divide sign.

This is a 4.8-mile (7.7-kilometer) there-and-back trail that begins and ends at the same trailhead.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
This trail is located in the southern part of the park, with the trailhead south of Grant Village.

Last updated: June 29, 2018