Missouri Lakes

Whiteriver, Colorado 80440

Missouri Lakes

Missouri Lakes Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Beautiful Missouri Lakes are nestled high in a valley in the Holy Cross Wilderness beneath Savage Peak and Missouri Pass. The sights along the trail change constantly as it wanders through forest, over slabs of rocks, across crystal clear streams, along meadows of colorful wildflowers, past waterfalls, and near some interesting minicanyons.

The journey to the lakes makes a good day hike or an overnight backpack. Because the first lake you come to along the trail is only 3.1 miles in, the Missouri Lakes are a popular destination with four lakes and smaller tarns to explore. Two shorter options are also included here."

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Trail Information

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1,495 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3- 4.5 hours
USDA Forest Service, Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District, 24747 US 24, Minturn; (970) 827-5715; www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver
Local Contacts
USGS Mount of the Holy Cross and Mount Jackson; Nat Geo Trails Illustrated 126 Holy Cross/ Ruedi Reservoir; Latitude 40˚ Vail and Eagle Trails; USFS White River National Forest map
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Dec 2018