Mitchell Lake - 1.8 Miles Round-Trip
Mitchell Lake (10,735') is located .9 miles from the Mitchell Lake Trailhead in the Brainard Lake Recreation Area. It occupies a broad, damp flat on Mt Audubon's south flank. Mild trail conditions are well-suited for families, winter recreation, and those with limited time or abilities.
Visitors will enjoy good views of surrounding peaks, abundant wildflowers, excellent fishing, and numerous outlying ponds to explore.
The Mitchell Lake trail rises gently in a high subalpine forest to Mitchell Creek and the official Indian Peaks Wilderness Area boundary (.45 miles : 10,646'). It continues easily to the first of several spurs on the south shore of Mitchell Lake (.9 miles : 10,725'). via Protrails.com
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