cheeseburglar wrote:KeithK wrote:For those of you joining me on Mt. Sopris, here is all the trailhead and route beta you should need: http://www.hikingincolorado.org/sopr.html
Don't follow those directions to the letter. You won't park at Dinkle Lake, you'll park at a huge and obvious parking area (there is a toilet) on the road just before it heads downhill to go to Dinkle Lake. Dinkle Lake is about a 1/4 mile farther, but isn't worth a visit, IMHO. It's a reservoir and wasn't full last time I visited.
Once on the trail, it is no problem. And I think it is about 4 miles to Thomas Lakes, but the round trip distance of ~12+ miles is about right. It is all uphill from Thomas Lakes, but a great climb. Mostly on trail, but there is some talus hopping to do and a bunch of marmots live up there.
Bump and also good information for any who are intending to wander up Mt. Sopris. All other pertinent information is on the first post...