May 18, 2017
Sites: , Mountain Lakes, Mountain Peaks, Trails
Rose and I attended State Forest State Park near Walden, Colorado, for the first time in 2016. What we found was an amazing treasure of untouched wilderness, mountain lakes, rocky peaks, and wildlife beyond our imagination.
Lake Agnes stands as the first mountain lake we have visited. Lake Agnes is an alpine lake in the Colorado State Forest State Park occurring within the Never Summer Mountain Range. The lake lies within glacial tarn surrounded by a cirque consisting of Nokhu Crags, Static Peak, Mount Richthofen, Mount Mahler, and Braddock Peak. It is the deepest lake in the Colorado State Forest State Park. Lake Agnes is named after Agnes Zimmerman, the daughter of John Zimmerman, a homesteader in the area and the proprietor of the Keystone Hotel in Home, Colorado.
Lake Agnes Trail is a 2.1 mile trail located near Walden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers. The trial has a long series of switch backs to handle a 429 foot elevation gain. The trail is best used from March until September.
Here are some pictures from our visit there in late June.