A moderate hike that travels from 9,400 feet to three astonishingly blue lakes at the foot of Mt. Sneffels.
A shorter option is just to the lower lake, 6.6 miles roundtrip.
Destination Distance From Downtown
The trail climbs 3.3 miles and 1,600 feet to the lower lake, and kicks up from there, with stout climb to the upper lakes.
Time To Complete
At a speedy pace, hikers can probably reach the lower lake and be back to the parking lot in three hours. A more leisurely jaunt to the upper lakes is best done with a nice lunch break to take in the views, however.
Summer and Fall
The wildflowers of summer are spectacular, rivaled only by the golds and coppers of fall.