Eaglesmere Lakes Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Surrounded by spruce-fir forest, Eaglesmere Lakes, remnants from the last ice age, are slowly filling in with grass. A great view of craggy Eagles Nest, the peak after which the Eagles Nest Wilderness was named, treats your eye from the trail and at the farthest lake.
At 13,310 feet, Eagles Nest is the second-highest peak in the Gore Range, while nearby Mount Powell at 13,566 feet is the highest. The lakes are a nice backpacking destination, but are also a great day hike, especially during autumn when the aspen leaves turn gold."