Home | Getting Started | Gift Center | Gear Store | Topo Maps | My Wildernet | Newsletter Signup
STATE:
ACTIVITY:
SEARCH:

Fishing: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Cebolla Ranger District

Quick Facts

Lamphier Lakes

Elevation: 11,230 Feet (3500.6 Meters) Lower Lamphier; 11,720 Upper Lamphier
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 132 Gunnison, Pitkin
Recommended Season: Late Summer


Outfitters and Guides



Satellite and Topo Map




General Description

Lamphier Lakes lie high in an alpine valley of the Fossil Ridge Wilderness area. They can be accessed from the Gold Creek Trailhead by hiking north on South Lottis Trail. Travel a mile and a quarter north from the trailhead to a short spur trail that leads from South Lottis Trail to the right. This is the trail to Lower Lamphier Lake. It is approximately one half mile and steep. To reach Upper Lamphier Lake continue hiking another mile north from the Lower Lamphier spur trail. South Lottis Trail leads past the upper lake.

Lower Lamphier Lake lies at an elevation of 11,230 feet. The upper lake lies at approximately 11,720 feet. Because of the high elevation of these lakes, fishing success varies from day to day. The upper lake contains only native (cutthroat) trout while the lower also has some rainbow.

Directions from Gunnison: Take Highway 50 east to Parlin. Turn left at Parlin, on to State Road 76, and drive eight miles to Ohio City. Turn left in Ohio City, on to Gold Creek Road, toward Comanche and Gold Creek campgrounds. Travel a short distance past Gold Creek campground, across Lamphier Creek to the trailhead. Follow the South Lottus Trail to Lamphier Lakes.



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

Add your own trip Report! Newly re-released feature. One of the most popular features on Wildernet, trip reports allow you to share your experiences with others. This is an invaluable resource for determining what to expect on your outdoor adventure, so please participate! To prevent spamming, you must be a registered user of Wildernet in order to submit a trip report

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: In two days I did not see any fish in upper or lower lakes



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Lamphier Lakes, South Lottis Trail
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Lamphier Lakes
Yes
ICON Animal Identification Lamphier Lakes
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Lamphier Lakes
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Lamphier Lakes
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Lamphier Lakes
Yes
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Lamphier Lakes
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Lamphier Lakes
Yes



Related Activities
Mill Lake #532 - This trail offers an easy day hike to Mill Lake.

South Lottis Trail - South Lottis Trail extends north and south, through the Fossil Ridge Wilderness, for ten and a half miles. It leads from the South Lottis Trailhead to the Gold Creek Trailhead.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Lake City Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 430 , Lake City, CO, 81235, Phone: 970-944-2527

Advertisement





About Wildernet |  Email to a Friend  |  Disclaimer |  Privacy |  Contact Us  | Comments & Suggestions
Advertisers & Sponsors |  Owners & Operators |  Tourism Promotors
©1995-2017 Interactive Outdoors Inc. All rights reserved.