Description: The trail is very well maintained and in good condition. It is very heavily used on
weekends, so plan your trip accordingly. There are two lakes about 1/4 mile apart with ample
designated camping in between. The wilderness boundary is just before the first lake so be
considerate of other users and keep pets leashed at all times. The hike is a beautiful one with many
wild flowers and scenic overlooks. From Thomas Lakes you may choose to climb Mt. Sopris, which
is a steep 4 miles more.
Directions: From Carbondale, drive south on Hwy 133 for 1.4 miles and turn left on Prince Creek Road. Drive approx. 6 miles to the fork in the road; turn right and follow for 2 miles. The trailhead is .25 mile before Dinkle Lake.