This is a moderately steep but short climb to a high alpine lake
above the timberline with fair fishing. The trailhead is located at
the last switchback before Independence Pass. A short distance
from the trailhead you will reach a fork. The right trail goes to
Independence Lake and Lost Man Lake. Take the left fork to Linkins
Lake which is reached after one steep switchback.
afternoon thunderstorms. Please be careful of the three-foot trees
along the way, as they may be 200 years old. Camping is not
recommended, due to fragile alpine tundra and exposure.
Directions from Aspen: Drive 18-1/2 miles east of Aspen on Highway 82 to the last switchback before Independence Pass. The trailhead is on the left (north) side of the highway.
June through September
(NOTE: Snow may cover sections of the trail and most of the lake in the Spring, Fall, and Winter months.)