Description: This short, but steep trail is in good condition. It should be noted, however, that
numerous snow drifts can be expected on the trail throughout the month of June. Fishing is good for
Brook and Lake Trout. Even though the trail starts out as being rather steep, the trail soon becomes
one of our more moderate hikes in the area. Along one section of a rocky outcropping is a favorite
spot for marmots. To visit the upper lakes, stay on the left hand side of the lake for a simple climb to
the upper lakes.
Directions: From Carbondale travel east on Hwy 82 to Basalt. Turn left at the light and head east
on the Fryingpan River Road for 27 miles. Approximately 3 miles past Meredith, turn left onto road
#501. About one mile past Elk Wallow Campground take the left fork for approximately 3.25 miles
to the trailhead (.2 of a mile before the dead end).