An easy hike takes you to Weller Lake, located just inside the
Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. There is limited camping (camp
stoves only) and poor fishing at the lake. Because of the fragile
alpine tundra, it's recommended that you camp below
timberline. From the parking lot, the trail crosses a new (2014)
metal bridge across the Roaring Fork River. The trail follows some
switchbacks to a very small bridge just before the lake.
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north shoreline consists of very large boulders that can only be
crossed by jumping from one to another. At the southwest corner
of the lake, you can see the remains of a campfire that started a
forest fire. The dead and still standing timber to the south east of
the lake resulted from this fire.
Directions from Aspen: Drive approximately 9 miles east of Aspen on Highway 82. Just
before Weller Campground, turn right on a curve into a paved
June through September
(NOTE: You may encounter snow at high elevation Early and Late in the recommended season.)
Normal Winter Season:
December through April
(NOTE: The Weller Lake Trail can be used with snowshoes during the Winter months.)