Mills (9,965′) and Jewel (9,990′) Lake, Front Range

Located within Glacier Gorge, Mills and Jewel Lake provide dramatic views of the surrounding peaks. Mills Lake is named in honor of Enos Mills (1870-1914), who is considered the father of Rocky Mountain National Park. The view from Mills Lake Read More …

Mirror (10,325′) and Crater (10,400′) Lake, Front Range

Mirror and Crater lakes are found deep in the heart of the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Cascade Falls, found along the trail and a popular destination, is about 4.5 miles in and comprises of multiple waterfalls. The destination, Crater Lake, sits Read More …

South Colony Lakes (12,000′), Sangre de Cristo Range

South Colony Lakes Basin lies in the heart of southern Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Range. Surrounded by Crestone Needle (14,197′), Humboldt Peak (14,064′) and Broken Hand Peak (13,573′), the basin is one of the most beautiful alpine settings in the Read More …

Nymph (9,705′), Dream (9,905′), and Emerald(10,110′) Lake, Front Range

Starting at the Bear Lake Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park, the trail passes Nymph and Dream Lakes on the way to Emerald Lake, with prominent views of Longs Peak, Glacier Gorge, Flattop Mountain, and Hallett Peak. If you have limited Read More …