Access the parking area at the end of Forest Service Road 307 (Coal Creek Rd) from CO 133 out of Redstone. From the parking area, head back down the road and turn north (left) up Braderich Creek Trail #1952 on steep, smooth singletrack through a large aspen grove. Reach the saddle between Coal Basin and Thompson Creek and take in the sweeping views. From here, drop into the South Thompson Trail #305 on fast, flowy, high alpine-feeling trail. Eventually, you'll hitting the Parsnip Flat #305.2B, turn left at Lake Ridge Lakes Trail #2093 and climb through pinyon pine, juniper forest. When you get to the top, the lakes are down the other side maybe a quarter mile.