Rainbow Lakes is one of the more popular hikes in the Indian Peaks Wilderness due to easy access and being a short, easy hike.
Just outside Nederland, this hike takes you through a mix of lodgepole pine, Ponderosa pine, and beautiful golden aspens that are quickly shedding their leaves as winter heads our way.
No Splashing Around
The big bonus is the lakes of course, with plenty of little nooks and crannies where you can find a spot to yourself or cast a line in to see what’s biting.
Walking on Water
Through The Rocks
We thought our luck might hold out with the weather, but about halfway back down a brief hailstorm blew through and gave us some pellet pelting. It just wouldn’t be a Rocky Mountain hike without that hail…
Rainbow Lakes Hail
It wouldn’t be a hike in the mountains if it didn’t hail on us