Lyle Lake/Mormon Lake

Round Trip Distance: 6 miles
Difficulty: Strenuous
Elevation: 10,735 - 11,670 feet
Cellphone: 0 bars
Time: 4 hrs. 30 mins.
Trailhead: Lyle Lake
Fee: none
Attractions: Alpine lakes, backpacking

Lyle Lake and Mormon Lake are located in the Holy Cross Wilderness Area of the White River National Forest. Both lakes are popular destinations for day hikers, backpackers and fishermen. Lyle Lake is an easy to moderate hike of a little less than 1.5 miles. Continuing past Lyle Lake for another 1.5 miles leads to the more secluded Mormon Lake.