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

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Larson Lakes

Elevation: 11,200 Feet (3491.3 Meters)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 141 Silverton, Ouray, Telluride, Lake City
Recommended Season: Late Summer

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General Description

Larson Lakes lie northwest of Lake City and southeast of the Uncompahgre Wilderness. To access the lakes hike northwest from the old Lake City Cemetery four miles on Larson Lakes Trail, 236. (The hike to Larson Lakes is of moderate difficulty.)

Larson Lakes are part of the upper Larson Creek drainage. Fishing for brook and rainbow trout is often good in these waters. The lakes lie at an approximate elevation of 11,200 feet. They often do not thaw until mid July.

Directions from Lake City: Drive north on Highway 149 toward Gunnison. About one half mile past the town limits, turn left, toward the old Lake City IOOF Cemetery, on to Balsam Drive. Follow this road and turn right just in front of the cemetery entrance and park here. The trailhead is approximately one half mile past the cemetery, so continue walking on Balsam Drive to reach it. Larson Lakes are four miles from the trailhead via the Larson Lakes Trail (follow signs to Thompson Lake).

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Larson Lakes Trail
ICON Cold Water Fishing Larson Lakes
ICON Animal Identification Larson Lakes
ICON Bird Identification Larson Lakes
ICON Plant Identification Larson Lakes
ICON Wildflower Identification Larson Lakes
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Larson Lakes
ICON Viewing Scenery Larson Lakes

Related Activities
Crystal Lake Trail - This old jeep trail has been closed to motor vehicles. It offers access to the Big Blue Wilderness and fair fishing at Larson Lakes.

Larson Lakes Trail - This old jeep road delivers the traveler to good fishing at Larson Lake and provides access to the Big Blue Wilderness.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Taylor River/Cebolla Ranger Districts, 216 North Colorado , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-0471


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