Highland Mary Lake Trail is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Silverton, CO that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Highland Mary Lakes is a series of high altitude lakes, tarns and awesome views. You can catch the Continental Divide trail from above the lakes, consider a day hike up and back or an overnight, but don't camp on the lake, instead camp a bit away from the edges of the lakes for minimal impact.
Way harder than other "moderate" hikes we've done but it was a great hike!
Great hike that follows a creek to the lakes. Small amount of bouldering. Took us about 3 hours.
Nice climb , easy going. Loved the views from the top!
Its ranked #9, but i don't know way. This hike is amazing and it can easily be made into a loop by combining the CDT. Similar to Ice Lakes hike minus the big crowds.
Beautiful high alpine loop hike. Magnificent scenery all around. Trails are are elevation but not difficult to negotiate. Route finding is relatively straightforward. Saw very few people but it was low season.
Lots to explore if you've got the time.
For years I heard that Highland Mary Lakes was beautiful, but crowded. I backpacked in the area for 5 days and saw very few people except for day hikers along the Continental Divide trail. The landscape was awesome, as were the summer monsoons. The views are great and with wildflowers were prolific.