Alta Lakes

Round Trip Distance: up to 1.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 11,216 - 11,318 feet
Cellphone: 0 bars
Time: 1 hr.
Trailhead: Alta Lakes Campground
Fee: none
Attractions: Alpine lakes

The Alta Lakes are located in the Uncompahgre National Forest near Telluride, Colorado. The three lakes that make up the group can be found above the mining ghost town of Alta, Colorado at an elevation that is over 11,000 feet above sea level. The scenic lakes are a popular mid summer destination for camping, fishing and hiking.