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The trail passes through aspen forests and skirts large rock outcroppings while following a small creek that drains from the lake. The view to the south is of the Hermosa Cliffs, Animas Valley and West Needle Mountains.

The trail (marked 661 on the San Juan National Forest Recreation Map) leaves the bottom of a small draw and climbs out to the northeast. The trail passes through aspen forests and skirts large rock outcroppings while following a small creek that drains from the lake. The lake is stocked, and fishing is fair. The view to the south is of the Hermosa Cliffs, Animas Valley and West Needle Mountains.

Directions: From Durango, Colorado, Travel 29 miles north of Durango on U.S. Highway 550 to Forest Road 591 (Old Lime Creek Highway), which takes off on the right side of the road at the curve past Cascade Village. Follow for approximately 3 miles to the trailhead which is on your left in a flat area across from a beaver pond.

Elevation: 10,300 feet

Ending Elevation: 10,900 feet

Elevation Gain: 600 feet

Usage: Moderate

Difficulty: Easy

 
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