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A short but steep trail to an alpine lake & alpine views


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Miles

0.8

KM

Point to Point

12,019' 3,664 m

High

11,632' 3,545 m

Low

387' 118 m

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15%

Avg Grade (9°)

47%

Max Grade (25°)

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Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly A short length and a lake at the end make this a good family hike.

No more than 15 people in a group. No campfires above treeline or camping within 100 feet of the lake.

Description

From the trailhead for the Lost Man Trail #1996, hike 0.1 miles to the trail split; turn left to access the Linkins Lake Trail.

The trail steepens, eventually switchbacking upward through gorgeous views of Lost Man Pass and the peaks surrounding the valley. After 0.6 miles, the trail arrives at Linkins Lake.

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Views toward Lost Man Pass from the Linkins Lake Trail
Nov 14, 2017 near Aspen, CO
Exploring Linkins Lake
Nov 14, 2017 near Aspen, CO

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Mar 15, 2022
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Aug 12, 2019
Evan Kamis
Good climb to a peaceful alpine lake. I started at the pass so this kicked off a great set of these lakes.
Jul 20, 2019
Melissa Knesal
Started thundering so we decided to turn back before reaching the top.
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