Savage Lakes Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Meredith, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from June until September.
Directions from Carbondale: From Carbondale travel east on Hwy. 82 to Basalt. Turn left into downtown Basalt and follow the Fryingpan River Road for about 27 miles. Approximately 3 miles past Meredith, turn left on to road #501. About one mile past Elk Wallow Campground take the left fork to the trailhead approximately .2 of a mile before the dead end.
Great trail, bit of a long drive to get to. Starts out going up right away, about 2 hours to 1st lake. Probably one of the prettiest settings in the valley.
Loved this trail, easy enough to do with the kids. Next time I will do the loop & go to Carter Lake from the top. Bring a rain jacket.