Dunes Among Diversity The tallest dunes in North America are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. Experience this diversity through hiking, sand sledding, splashing in Medano Creek, wildlife watching, and more!

This hike is well worth it. Not to far and not to difficult. I was there the last week in July and the fish were rising all over. I will definitely be back and bring my fishing rod next time.

hiking
Thursday, November 12, 2015

South Colony Lakes area is one of the best in Colorado and Humboldt Peak offers great views. As many cutthroats as you can catch!

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Amazing views of the lakes and surrounding mountains!

camping
Saturday, March 07, 2015

Had a lot of fun camping and hiking to the top.Camped at 10,000ft above the lake ,what a view.

hiking
Thursday, July 10, 2014

This is a great way for one to knock off his/her first 14er. The information on this page is incorrect, as the access to the original trailhead is now blocked to traffic. Starting from the current trailhead (requires 4 WD access) is closer to 16 mi. round trip. Once you get off the dirt road, it's a beautiful hike through aspen forest, above the tree line through alpine lakes, and then the ascent to the summit.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

fishing
Saturday, October 06, 2012

Absolutely worth the trip. Beautiful views and good fishing. Lower Sand Creek Lake is nestled right next to Tijeras Peak.You will also see Music Mtn, Milwaukee Peak and Marble Mtn near the two lakes. Upper Sand Creek Lake is a further .7 miles. The Upper lake hike has less of a ridge to climb but is further in distance. Again offers breathtaking scenery in addition to great fishing. Encountered others on the trail as they were headed back to the lot early in the am. Otherwise had the entire two lakes to ourselves.

hiking
Saturday, September 08, 2012

hiking
Sunday, July 08, 2012

Beautiful! A bit wet but worth it!