Fisherman cast their lines into tranquil waters that mirror back an image of a jagged, Gore Range peak. This hike to the two Eaglesmere Lakes lies largely within the northern part of the Eagles Nest Wilderness and uses a portion of the Gore Range Trail. The views from the trail are intermittent, but lovely. Beware of grazing cows that may leave some tokens over the lower part of the trail. Gorgeous meadows of columbine and larkspur greet the hiker in midsummer near the start. The trail then enters a wonderful aspen forest, where the individual trees are as tall and large in diameter as aspen grow anywhere in Colorado. Continue on, and the forest changes to pine and spruce, with a thick, almost old-growth feel to it. At the lakes, fisherman cast their lines into waters that mirror back a reflection of the jagged ridge called Eagles Nest, thus the name Eaglesmere.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||2,207 ft|
|Duration||118 minutes up, 90 minutes down|
|Season||Early June to mid-October|
|Trailhead Elevation||8,720 ft|
|Top Elevation||10,397 ft|
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