Eagle Lake in the Holy Cross Wilderness Area
Eagle Lake, in the Holy Cross Wilderness Area of Colorado, is a relatively easy hike worthy of your time. Unlike most of the Holy Cross hikes we do, that are accessible from the Frying Pan River valley, this one seems to draw more visitors from the Eagle River valley.
Sharp-edged ridges and peaks surround the lake on three sides, and only the view to the west (above) is open. The lake empties into a series of waterfalls, which look better than they photograph.