Hike along a segment of the Colorado Trail to two sublime lakes that promise rest and reflection. As winter approaches in Week 43, the hiker should seek lower destinations, in areas which normally experience less snowfall. This hike to Harvard Lakes is in what locals call the “banana belt” of the Arkansas Valley, which experiences milder temperatures and less snowfall in the winter then comparable areas. It follows a portion of the Colorado Trail, collinear with the Main Range Trail.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Buena Vista|
|Elevation Gain||1,050 ft|
|Duration||83 minutes up, 70 minutes down|
|Season||Early May to late October|
|Trailhead Elevation||9,440 ft|
|Top Elevation||10,340 ft|
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