MOUNT PRINCETON HOT SPRINGS RESORT
This lake is a steady 6.2 mile hike (one way) up Little Willis Gulch. Mt. Hope (13,933 ft) and Hope Pass are in the vicinity of the lake. The approach to the lake is difficult because of willows, boulder fields, and lost trails at times. Target the cirque above the lake and you eventually arrive after crossing a very large boulder field. Because of the fact that this lake does not get fished very often (distance) there are large cutthroats compared to other lakes. Good camping spots are located on the west side of the lake. Because of the distance into this lake an overnight trek is recommended. Fly patterns (streamers with midge droppers) are best and areas of the lake that have been most productive can be found in a guidebook “Central Colorado Alpine Lakes“.
Willis Lake Trailhead:
ALPINE LAKES HIKING & FISHING SPOTS
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