Either way, it's a nice 2500 foot climb from the trailhead up to the lakes. We weren't quite acclimated to the elevation yet, and when the gradient steepened I admit to sucking some wind. Luckily the trail is really shady most of the time, wandering through some nice stands of Aspen and along a rushing stream. It's just over 3 miles to the lakes, making it about 7 round trip depending on how much you might wander around at the top. I choose to lay down on some smooth boulders and almost took a nap instead!
|A curious chipmunk along the trail|