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Nestled in a cirque between Decatur Mountain and Square Top Mountain, Shelf Lake sits in a beautiful area just south of Guanella...
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Shelf Lake Morning 713-1

Shelf Lake Trail

Nestled in a cirque between Decatur Mountain and Square Top Mountain, Shelf Lake sits in a beautiful area just south of Guanella Pass. The hike to reach this lake is just under 8 miles round trip and gains about 2,000 feet in elevation, though it is a gradual and easy hike. Photo © copyright by Rob Greebon.