Fort Collins, CO
Adventurer | 245 pts
We found the descriptions of this trail to be inaccurate regarding distance as it comes out to nearly 12 miles round trip from a point short of the absolute farthest one can drive. A mile or more further from the common parking area near the turn off from the road to Sky Ranch and the Beaver Creek Trail. We hiked on a perfect fall day, with starting temps in the upper 30's and midday temps in the low to mid 70's, no wind and the aspens were in finest autumn form.
Both Cirque Lake and Emmaline were glassy, with barely a ripple except for a few fish responding to a hatch. A great day to hike.