This area is a beautiful subalpine basin with open meadows and very few trees. In late fall the wildflowers fill the meadows which makes for wonderful views and photo opportunities. This is not a place to go for solitude, as it is heavily used and it is definitely not recommended for horses. Fishing in the lakes is usually not possible until summer after the ice melts.
Directions from Silverton, Colorado: From Silverton, off of U.S. Hwy 550, go north through town toward Howardsville. Approximately 3 miles past Howardsville, turn onto Forest Road #679 which follows Cunningham Creek. Follow this road to the trailhead. 2WD vehicles may not make the last 3/4 mile, but there are parking spaces available. The road past the wilderness boundary is closed to all motorized traffic and mountain bikes.
Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend .