We hiked this trail on November 6 as there was very little snow for this time of year, which is unusual. We did the entire loop starting from Fancy Pass over to Missouri Lakes and back to parking lot. Both trailheads are next to each other. It is a 10.5 miles hike and took us just under 6 hours with stops. The views are absolutely beautiful. If you are not use to hiking, this may not be for you as you gain just under 2700 feet in elevation. Fancy Lake is beautiful then you climb up Fancy Pass, which has boulders, and then on the back side it opens to beautiful meadows and 2 lakes. You walk through a meadow up Missouri Pass and once on top beautiful views of the lakes. The trial winds through the lakes and the views are breathtaking. You definitely will not be disappointed. The trails are well traveled. If you decide to hike both loops together, the trail either way, clockwise or counterclockwise, are breathtaking. However, I suggest counterclockwise as it would be easier to climb up the boulders on Fancy Pass versus coming down if not use to hiking boulders.
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