Hermit Lakes  
USGS 7.5' Map: Hermit Lakes
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Graded FR 515 3.00 9,500 to 9,800 ft. NA 0.5 hour
County: Hinsdale
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Rio Grande National Forest
Divide Ranger District
13308 West Hwy 160
Del Norte, CO 81132
Summary: Hermit Lakes road is an access road to private property at Hermit Lake as well as access to the road to Carson, FR518.
Attractions: NA
Agency - March 14 to May 16
Best Time: June - Best.
July - Best.
August - Best.
September - Best.
October - Best.
Trail Heads
Camping: NA
Base Camp: NA
Fall Colors: Poor
Navigation: From Creede, CO. head west on West 5th Street/West 6th Street toward Rio Grande Ave. for 318 feet. Turn left onto Rio Grande Ave. for 0.3 miles. Turn right onto Colorado-149 North for 23.1 miles. Turn left onto County Rd 10/Forest Rd 515, the Hermit Lakes road.
The Hermit Lakes road is a graded road that follows a narrow valley below Finger Mesa. It is the main access road to the private property at Hermit Lakes. At the end of the road, where the private property starts there is a right turn onto Mason Creek, FR 516.
Data updated: December 31, 2013        4WD Road driven: July 28, 2010        Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2014