Fancy Lakestrail is a hiking trail in Eagle County, Colorado. It is within Holy Cross Wilderness Area and White River National Forest. It is 4.0 miles long and begins at 11,624 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,360 feet.
Fancy Lakestrail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This trail lives up to its name with gusto. We could hardly ask for a more spectacular setting, with the consistently beautiful Sawatch Range to the west and the high peaks of the Continental Divide and the Tenmile and Mosquito Ranges east.
This hike is one of the prettiest in the state, with no intermission in this concert of rugged mountains, high alpine lakes, cascading streams, and immense glacial valleys here in the southern reaches of the Holy Cross Wilderness. A steep initial climb leads to Fancy Pass, then down into the bucolic Missouri Lakes area and a return along Missouri Creek. A fancy hike, indeed."
--Steve Johnson & David Weinstein, Best Loop Hikes Colorado (The Mountaineers Books).
"Located in the southern end of the Holy Cross Wilderness Area, the hike over Fancy Pass accesses some wonderful mountain terrain as well as a handful of pristine alpine lakes. Adding both miles and interest to this trip is a continuation of the route over nearby Missouri Pass. The end result is a 8-mile loop trip that connects two nearby trailheads."
--Scott S. Warren, 100 Classic Hikes in Colorado (The Mountaineers Books).
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