and Betty Lakes is located in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and can be reached via the Bob and Betty Lakes Trail. To get to the Rollins Pass Trailhead take Highway 40 to Winter Park. Turn east on the Moffat Road (Forest Road 149) just south of Winter Park. Travel about 14 miles on the dirt road to the trailhead. The Hessie Trailhead can be reached via County Road 130 west from Nederland to Eldora. Continue west on County Road 111 just west of Eldora. Follow the narrow
dirt road for another mile to the Hessie turnoff.
From the Rollins Pass Trailhead on the west, travel east on the King Lake Trail for .7 miles to the Bob and Betty Lakes Trail. This trail is about five miles from the Hessie Trailhead on the east. Betty Lake is about .5 miles from the beginning of the
trail, Bob Lake is about .25 miles
northwest of Betty Lake.
lakes are in a Wilderness area so you cannot drive to them, you need to either
hike or get to them on horseback. The dirt roads to the trailheads are
doable in most stock vehicles but high ground clearance is recommended. It is usually
ice free and
accessible around mid-June. Bob Lake is
at N39°57.090' Latitude and W105°41.058' Longitude with an elevation of
11,580 ft. Betty Lake is at N39°56.910' Latitude and W105°40.788' Longitude with an elevation of
Bob Lake is a deep lake, it lies in a steep rock cirque above timberline. Only the eastern shore is easily accessible for fishing.
Betty Lake is a shallow lake that lies on a bench above timberline. All of the shoreline is easily accessible for fishing.
Both lakes contain cutthroat trout. Camping is permitted but campfires are not allowed. A camping permit for the Middle Boulder Travel Zone is required.
list is intended as a guide only and no responsibility is taken for any
incident arising from mis-information. The ultimate responsibility as to
whether the trail is safe to travel, within the capabilities of yourself and
your vehicle, or indeed open at all, is taken by YOU.
REMEMBER - TREAD LIGHTLY
To view more pictures of the trails, mines, and
lakes check out our Bob
and Betty Lakes Gallery.