North Halfmoon Lakes Trail 1485 is a hiking trail in Lake County, Colorado. It is within Mount Massive Wilderness Area. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 11,190 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,120 feet. Near the end of the trail is an information guidepost.
North Halfmoon Lakes Trail 1485 Professional Reviews and Guides
"This rather obscure trail leads to a pair of alpine lakes below the west face of Mount Massive. This is the most remote corner of the Mount Massive Wilderness and receives less visitation than the eastern slope of the range. For climbers, a challenging scramble route leads from this basin up to a saddle just south of this peak, from which the Mount Massive Trail continues to the summit. The trek to the lakes can readily be accomplished in a single day.The hike begins on an old jeep road that follows Halfmoon Creek through spruce-filled bottoms and across pine-clad slopes. The gentle climb is punctuated by views up the Halfmoon Creek drainage and features boulder-choked cascades as the path approaches North Halfmoon Creek. The old track runs north along this latter valley, petering out shortly after passing the debris of an old mining camp."
--Erik Molvar, Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness (Falcon Guides).
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