Granite Lakes Trail
The Granite Lakes Trail first wanders along the Fryingpan River, meandering up and down through thick forest and around some interesting granite formations. The first 3.3 miles are fairly gentle. Turning up the Granite Creek drainage, the trail climbs steadily, and often steeply, to Lower Granite Lake tucked in a bench above Granite Creek. Upper Granite Lake is about 0.75 miles farther along a fairly gentle path. Once in the subalpine, the wildflowers and views are beautiful. Backpack in and take an extra day or two to explore this beautiful and quiet area.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||2,840 ft|
|Skill Level||Most difficult|
|Duration||8 - 12 hours|
|Season||Best from late June to mid-October|
|Trailhead Elevation||8,760 ft|
|Top Elevation||11,600 ft|
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