This short trail leads to a marshy lake on a timbered shelf above the Fryingpan River, offering limited mountain views. The trail begins with a steady northward climb across rocky slopes timbered in lodgepole pine and a few aspen. Gaps in the canopy reveal Mount Yeckel and the rugged Williams Mountains to the south of it. The trail levels off upon reaching the ridgetop, then wanders east past marshes and willow-choked streams. The summits of the Williams Mountains can be seen across a swampy clearing as the path glides down to the wooded basin of Chapman Lake. This large mere is dotted with lily pads, and you can see some mountains from its western end. Camping spots near the lake are limited by a lack of level, well-drained ground.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||205 ft|
|Season||Late June to mid-October|
|Top Elevation||9,785 ft|
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