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We did the three lakes trail with our 6 yr old son and two pups. Everyone was good and tired after spending a good half day exploring these beautiful alpine lakes. Would highly recommend this trail, especially in late July when the wildflowers are on fire!!

13 days ago

I really liked this trail. We were on it by 8:30 on a Friday and had it to ourselves. Beautiful area. Peaceful without people around.

best place ive visited in a while. great views and better camp sites.

Gorgeous and pretty mellow

26 days ago

Started at Lost Lake and heading over and down to Dark Canyon. Taking our time in July to enjoy the weather, the views and wild!

1 month ago

This trail really wasn’t worth the drive. The lakes and falls are pretty and the trail is well marked, but the trail was fairly crowded, and there were very few wildflowers (even in mid-July) .

1 month ago

Don’t try to mountain bike this trail, there are too many people. There’s a decent trail that leads off behind campsite #12 and connects to the dirt roads. It was a beautiful and pretty easy ride and not many hikers.
Giving the lake trail 3 stars because while it’s gorgeous, it’s crowded and not for mountain biking which is what we went to do. Drive up from Gunnison via 730/Ohio Creek Road for a fantastic scenic drive, most of the road is dirt.

pleasant, easy home around the beautiful lake. was crowded when i was there, presumably would be of the weather is nice enough to be there.

Stunning hike with lots of mountain meadows full of wildflowers. Not too difficult and worth the effort for the views. Lots of horses on trail, but otherwise not many hikers on a holiday weekend.

1 month ago

Amazing views around every corner. My 4 year old and 7 year old went with my wife and I and it took about 3 hours but worth it.

great hike, easy enough for girls age 10 and 12, beautiful !

This was a great hike! There is some snow on the way up to dollar lake but is passable.

1 month ago

Went on a Saturday late morning. While there was an occasional group of people here or there, for a majority of the time we were alone. Beautiful lakes with views. It is. We were staying in Crested Butte, and it was a short drive. Well worth it and will for sure do it again.

Nice easy hike around a beautiful mountain lake. Great for photographers and families. Very pleassnt.

One of my favorite hikes in the state. Quiet, out of the way, and beautiful. Anthracite Creek is amazingly clear (and can rage in the spring after a heavy winter). Small trout can be caught in the creek.

Stunning. Amazing views and not terribly difficult but it will leave you feeling accomplished.

Went on a Saturday so it was a little crowded but could walk for awhile without seeing anyone. Just backs up at the waterfalls and lakes. Fairly easy hike and beautiful views. It’s quite a drive up a smooth dirt road with so many great views of lakes as well. We were coming from marble. We were able to take our time at each lake and let the dogs play and cool off in the crystal clear water. Did a little fishing and caught a baby rainbow trout. I would do this hike again any day so worth it.

2 months ago

Amazing views and a variety of landscape!

Easy trail with gorgeous views and stops along the way. Absolutely stunning

2 months ago

Great trail with stunning views! The campground isn’t open yet (as of Memorial Day weekend) but you can park and still walk up to the trail. The hike to the second lake is easy with zero snow, when you start to head towards dollar lake, there’s some snow pack on a tight steep trail that we ended up turning around because of. There is signage missing at the waterfall but the trail continues toward the left, not across the stream.

Great easy lake hike

10 months ago

Easy trail, with only a small incline. Lots of awesome scenery. The trail starts right at the campground.

On a holiday weekend plan on BIG crowds. Expect great views, but lots of noise on most of the hike during a holiday weekend. Great if you want to play in the water and hike!

This hike is tough! The views are awesome but 2+ miles of rock field is exhausting. Also the trail is non-existent even outside of the rock fields. I would recommend just going around lost lake and then up a bit part way through the fields - the whole way is not quite worth it, in my opinion!

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Beautiful hike. Lakes are definitely something to see. Easy hike. Camp sites were totally filled and lots of people at sites. Not many people on the trial.

Perfect first hike from lowland

Sunday, July 16, 2017

@Michael Howard yes you can. They have campsites right at the trailhead. If those are all full, there are plenty of campsites along the road heading up

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Can you camp at this location?

Friday, July 07, 2017

A must hike in the area especially in the summer.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Beautiful trail with, you guessed it, three lakes. Each lake has its own character and atmosphere. Can be slightly muddy in places.

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