Indian Peaks Wilderness: Rainbow Lakes, Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, Colorado
Indian Peaks Wilderness: Rainbow Lakes
Indian Peaks Wilderness Area
The Rainbow Lakes are a series of 9 connected lakes and beaver ponds that lie in a broad flat beneath the Continental Divide. These well-stocked lakes are popular with fly fishermen, and the easy hike in is well-suited for families and backpackers. While the main trail does not reach every lake, well-worn social trails and a good map will help you comprehensively explore this relatively small and accessible area.
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The Rainbow Lakes are a series of fairly small and shallow alpine lakes ranging in depth of 4' - 15'
Early morning is a peaceful time at Rainbow Lakes
Due to its dense tree population, deadfall is common across all Rainbow Lakes
The rocky shore of one Rainbow Lake - Elevations range in the low 10,000's
To the west of the lakes is a beautiful alpine valley, accessible via a large scree field
A hiker traverses the scree field on his way to the base of the Continental Divide
View of the wide valley to the west of Rainbow Lakes
Krumholtz and alpine tundra dominate the landscape just past treeline
Looking west towards the Divide from Rainbow Lakes