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Alpine Meadow near the Continental Divide in the Weminuche wilderness

Highland Mary Lakes Cunningham Gulch Loop

The Highland Mary Lakes is a short backpacking loop hike located in the Weminuche Wilderness of southwest Colorado. The Highland Mary Lakes area has wide open feel with broad gradual grassy slopes surrounding three high altitude lakes. The twin Highland Mary Lakes are encountered first, but only a short trip to the south serves up Verde Lake and just beyond... the Continental Divide Trail and a stunning view of the Grenadier Range.

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