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The Willow Lakes are in the Eagles Nest Wilderness near the three Gore Range summits of Red Peak, East Thorn and Willow Peak. There are a few options for getting here. By any route the hike is long. Hikers typically start at the Rock Creek or Mesa Cortina trailheads. Both intersect with Gore Range Trail which intersects with Willow Lakes Trail. Round trip from either start point is more than 18 miles.
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