Middle Frisco Trail #879
ElevationAscent: 2,484' 757 m
Descent: -2,483' -757 m
High: 11,983' 3,652 m
Low: 9,498' 2,895 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)
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“Gain over 2,500' of elevation to a high mountain lake... rocky at the top, buff loam below.”— Raleigh Burt
From Del Norte, head SW on the Frisco Creek road. Park at the end of the road and make sure to dive off to left at the TH (West Frisco is a 2-track 4-wheeler trail). Cross the creek and follow the trail to the top - no junctions until you reach the lake. This is a great out-and-back ride for all levels of riders.
The lakes are located at an open sub-alpine meadow below a ridge running east and west between Pintada Mountain and Bennett Mountain. The trail continues past the lakes intersecting with FDT#850.
Bennett Mountain stands above 13,000 feet and is referred to as Ole Baldy. Long ago, when the Spaniards first came to the San Luis Valley, they had named Ole Baldy Pintada Mountain. Later, the miners changed the name to Bennett Mountain (Pintada Mountain). You can only see Pintada Mountain from Monte Vista.