Lower Cataract Lake
An ideal spot for fishing, hiking, and picnicking! Walk around the lake (2 mile round trip) to the falls and Cataract Creek at the far end of the lake. The falls drop 300 feet down the cliffs to the creek. Fishing is often best where the creek flows into the lake! This is an ideal spot for the whole family to enjoy! Different kinds of trout are seen swimming in these waters and because you have to hike to this location, there is seclusion and peace.
To get here from Keystone Resort: Take Highway 9 North out of Silverthorne for 16.5 miles. Turn left on Heeney Road #30. Continue for 5.4 miles to County Road 1725 and turn left. The parking area is 2.6 miles ahead.
The Black Lakes are near the Copper Mountain Resort and offer a great fishing spot for the public. The lakes are in an absolutely stunning area. The Rainbow Trout in the lake are big gorgeous catches and seem to be drawn to attractor flies and spinners (or so says my reliable source). The is lots of shoreline in this area and for family outings and picnics coupled with a lazy afternoon doing some fishing.
To get here from Keystone take I-70 west from Dillon to exit #190 (first exit past Copper Mountain and route 91). Turn left and cross over I-70 and make an immediate right to the lakes directly ahead; park at the convenient lot between the two lakes.