Anderson/Petroleum Lakes

Round Trip Distance: 4.8 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 11,194 - 12,306 feet
Cellphone: 0 bars
Time: 3 hrs.
Trailhead: Petroleum/Anderson
Fee: none
Attractions: Alpine lakes

The Anderson/Petroleum Lakes trail is in the White River National Forest east of Aspen, Colorado. Beginning off of the Lincoln Creek Road, at an elevation already around 11,200 feet, the trail climbs along Anderson Creek for one mile where it reaches Anderson Lake which sits in a scenic basin just above timberline. From there the trail continues up the alpine tundra for another mile to a higher scenic basin where Petroleum Lake sits at an elevation around 12,300 feet.