Herman Gulch Trail . Herman Lake
James Van Dellen . Herman Lake

Herman Gulch Trail is a short drive from Denver up I-70 (barring weekend morning traffic), located just before the Eisenhower and Johnson tunnels. At about 6.5 in and out it makes for a perfect half-day hike, and not too strenuous for visitors. The trailhead begins right off I-70, with some traffic noise, but after a short but steep initial climb it levels out and follows a beautiful creek and cascades up to Herman Lake

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Take I-70 to Exit 218, and the parking lot is to the right.