This drive can be taken multiple routes and we would advise you to explore other roads other than taking I-70 to avoid traffic and actually see more along the way. For example, taking Highway 285 which adds about a half-hour but you get to see more of colorado and stop at Mt. Evans.
One of the easiest trails to get there and also is ADA compliant. Also features being able to mountain bike and see some amazing waterfalls, wildlife, and flower vegetation we have ever seen. Flowers, Trees of multiple species native, wild grasses, and more grow around the turquoise lake. The view of the water remains all around this trail making it calm and one of the most relaxing hikes or walks.