Near Gypsum, Colorado
Island Lakes #1842 does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
The Island Lakes trail begins about 1.5 miles up the Hooper Lake Trail #1860, passes Island Lakes, and ends at W Mountain Trail #1817. A 4WD vehicle is needed to access the trailhead. This trail has alternating steep and gradual sections as it crosses several watersheds. It offers many opportunities to take off on other trails and do trip extensions if you have the time. It is recommended to have good map and compass skills for this area as there is so much undulating terrain and multiple trail intersections.
* There is a printable Recreation Quicksheet for this trail which is complete with directions, a map, details, and other information about this trail. Or to see quicksheets for other recreation areas across the Forest, click on the "Recreation Quicksheets" link in the right column and select the appropriate Ranger District.