Skinny Fish and McGinnis Lakes

Meeker, Colorado 81641

Skinny Fish and McGinnis Lakes

Skinny Fish and McGinnis Lakes Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This relatively easy hike will take you to two gorgeous lakes in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. The lakes are beautifully situated below the Flat Tops on the west side of the picturesque Chinese Wall, and their shores are shaded by a prolific forest of Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir. The fishing is relatively good in both lakes, and if you wish to spend more than one day in the area there are plenty of good camp sites nearby.

It is unfortunate that the area around Trappers Lake suffered a devastating fire during the summer of 2002, and some brief sections of this trail do pass through the burned area. However most of the burn occurred south and west of the lakes, and the damage in the Skinny Fish drainage was not extensive. Both lakes are still delightful places to spend an afternoon, and the trails are almost as scenic as ever."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4 hours
Midsummer through mid-fall. The higher parts of the trail are generally covered with snow from late November through mid- June.
Flat Tops Wilderness Area, White River National Forest
Local Contacts
Devils Causeway (USGS)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018