Rainbow Lakes, Photo Gallery, Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, Colorado
Indian Peaks Wilderness Area
The Rainbow Lakes are a series of 9 connected lakes and beaver ponds in a wooded flat east of the Continental Divide. These well-stocked and easily reached lakes are popular with anglers, families and backpackers. While the main trail does not reach every lake, well-defined social trails and a good map will help you explore this small but interesting area.
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The Rainbow Lakes are a series of small and shallow subalpine lakes ranging in depth from 4' - 15'
Early morning is a peaceful time at Rainbow Lakes
Due to its dense tree population, deadfall is common across all Rainbow Lakes
The rocky shore of one Rainbow Lake - Elevations range in the low 10,000's
To the west of the lakes is a beautiful alpine valley, accessible via a large scree field
A hiker traverses the scree field on his way to the base of the Continental Divide
View of the wide valley to the west of Rainbow Lakes
Krumholtz and alpine tundra dominate the landscape just past treeline
Looking west towards the Divide from Rainbow Lakes