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Lakes Trail

 

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Location: Wyoming, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 41.35500°N / 106.3051°W

Object Title: Lakes Trail

Route Type: short hike/scramble

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: walk up

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Page By: Trevor Simmons

Created/Edited: Jun 11, 2005 / Jun 11, 2005

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Approach


Drive Highway 130 to the Lake Marie West Trailhead (see Getting There). To find the trailhead from here, follow the highway (or with snow-coverage walk along Lake Marie) until you reach Mirror Lake Campground (as seen on this TOPOZONE). On the link, the center of the map marks the start.

Route Description


Continue along the trail labeled "Lakes Trail" to to west slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain. From here, leave the trail and scramble the boulders to the top. Descend your ascent route.
The trail will have very little elevation gain, but once you reach Sugarloaf Mountain, the trail will be steep. Also, beware of falling rocks on the mountain; its steep and loose. If you stashed a car (or desire to camp) at Lewis or Libby Lake, just continue out via the trail seen on TOPOZONE or via the Lewis Lake Trail.

Essential Gear


General hiking boots, water, and proper clothing is sufficient for summer hiking. Trekking poles make things easier, too. For winter, crampons and/or snowshoes, ice axe, and warm clothing is essential for the steep climb.

Miscellaneous Info


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