South Colony Lakes Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This very popular trail ends at a pair of scenic lakes above the tree line. Access to routes to iconic peaks of the area, including Crestone Peak, Crestone Needle, and Humboldt Peak. From the trailhead, hike 2.5 miles to an intersection with Trail 1339. Take the left fork southwesterly.
Curve right (north), past the wilderness boundary, and continue climbing steadily into the upper valley. The trail enters the forest again and rejoins the creek below the lower lake. Here are the first good views of the very impressive Crestone Needle. Continue along the creek and then across it, using the stone stream crossing to get to the north side of the lower lake."