Lyle and Mormon Lakes

Distance: 5.8 miles (round trip)

Holy Cross Wilderness, White River National Forest, near Aspen in Central Colorado

Beautiful Mormon Lake

Beautiful Mormon Lake

 

One of the most scenic hikes in the Hunter Fryingpan area starts at 10,730-ft, and climbs at a moderate pace through acres of meadows with stunning wildflowers displays to two beautiful lakes. (full description)

  • Distance: 5.8 miles (round trip)
  • Elevation: 10,730-ft. at Trailhead
    Maximum elevation - 11,665-ft.
  • Elevation Gain: 935-ft.
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Basecamp: Aspen
  • Region: Central Colorado

Why Hike Lyle and Mormon Lakes

If you are looking for a little solitude and a great destination take a hike to Lyle and Mormon Lakes. This scenic hike, one of the best in the Hunter-Fryingpan area, traverses gorgeous wildflower-filled meadows with nice views of the nearby peaks on its way to two beautiful lakes.

Be forewarned that you will spend as much time driving to the trailhead, located on the Hagerman Pass Road in the upper reaches of the Fryingpan Valley, as you will hiking. But do not let the long ride deter you. The drive is quite scenic and those that invest the driving time will find they have the trail mostly to themselves.

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Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile Lyle and Mormon Lakes

Best Hiking in Central Colorado around Aspen, Marble, Leadville, Buena Vista and Crested Butte

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