Sunrise at Boulder Lake

Sunrise at Boulder Lake

Photographer: Jason Hill

I backpacked in Saturday along the Gore Range Trail in the Eagles Nest Wilderness and then turned west and hiked up to Boulder Lake. My original plan was to stay at Upper Boulder Lake, but the view from Boulder Lake itself was quite nice and I decided to stay there for sunrise the following morning.

Eagles Nest continues to amaze me. I think of it as one of the most beautiful and rugged wilderness areas in Colorado, but also as one of the least explored or visited.