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created July, 2006
At nearly 12,000 feet, Shelf Lake is at the upper end of Smelter Gulch in Clear Creek County, Colorado. The lake sits just below Decatur Mountain and the Continental Divide. It can be reached on foot in about two hours via the Shelf Lake Trail off of Geneva Creek Road, south of Guanella Pass. Click here to view a gallery of photos with descriptions from the trail.