North Halfmoon Lakes is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Twin Lakes, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and fishing and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
From Hwy. 24 ,sw of Leadville, take Halfmoon Road( 110) to the trail head.
Great scenery, great hike. Don't hesitate to see some side trails, they're worth it.
Beautiful trail all the way up to the summit. Steep with all types of terrain. Beautiful wild flowers. We saw many marmots including an albino marmot!
easy start then steep. gain approx 3300 ft in final 2.5 miles. trailhead accessible to hi clearance 4wd. little trail traffic. amazing wildflower variety up to the summit. saw at least 30 yellow bellied marmots! dry conditions for us. would not recommend in rainy conditions due to lengthy, steep Boulder fields
We were slightly disappointed, because we weren't able to make it to the lakes. The trail was tough to follow the last mile or so and perhaps the snow played a part. Nonetheless, great workout, beautiful views, and quiet.
Steep trail. Difficult to navigate in the dark. Do not attempt in adverse conditions.
Gorgeous, well maintained and marked trail. We had to turn around to avoid a thunder storm about when the trees were thinning, but we still got some great views. Easy pitch/climbing and tons of wildflowers. Dogs technically need to be on leash. However, we met multiple locals who told us that it isn't really enforced, and all the other dogs we met were off lead. Allow ample time to get to the trailhead, though; it's a pretty tattered, one-way access road, but well worth it.
Still some snow drifts to crawl through to get to the end of this one but it's never the less beautiful! I love setting up camp just a mile before this trailhead in the dispersed camping areas next to the babbling brook ( currently acting as a raging river given the enhanced water this year). Perfect way to enjoy the Rockies!
Great hike,lots of mountain views.2012 July
This is a scenic hike to a couple of lakes above timberline behind Mt. Massive.You get a great view of Mt. Elbert to the southeast, and I have seen mt. goat on the side of the trail.The lakes are good fishing for brookies in the lower lake and cutthroats in the upper lake