The price to experience this wondrous place is $7 per car and I didn't even mind paying. Even the view from the parking lot is pretty.
The trail is short at only 8 tenths of a mile (each way) and moderately steep with a 480 foot elevation gain. With the trail beginning at over 10,000 foot elevation, you can imagine we did some huffing.
But we made it and just look at this perfect lake!
It has crystal clear water.
We carefully made our way around the edge of the lake. (See Ron up there?)
And had a snack while basking in all the beauty. Ron had a feeling that somebody was watching him.
I couldn't stop taking pictures.
On our way back home, we saw some pretty aspen trees heralding the coming of autumn.