Gore Trail - Upper Cataract Lake Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This hike offers a relatively easy threeday tour of six lakes in the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. Two of the lakes, Upper Cataract and Mirror, lie just below the north side of Eagles Nest Peak, the rugged 13,397-foot peak for which the wilderness was named.
The Eagles Nest is but one of six local summits that extend along the jagged summit ridge for almost a mile, giving the crest the appearance of a serrated knife blade. Further south along the ridge, 1.2 miles from the Eagles Nest, is Mount Powell, the highest peak in the Gore Range. Mount Powell was named after Major John Wesley Powell, who in 1868 became the first known man to reach its summit."