|Area||Red Feather Lakes|
|Park/Forest||Roosevelt National Forest|
|Trailhead||Granite Ridge Trail #991|
|Distance Roundtrip||2.3 Miles|
|Elevation Start||8558 ft|
|Elevation Gain||≈ 58 ft|
The Molly Lake Trail is actually now called the Granite Ridge Trail #991. The Granite Ridge Trail is part of an interconnected system of trails in the Red Feather Lakes area. Molly Lake is a common destination on this trail and the stats are for just going to the lake. The Granite Ridge Trail extends past Molly Lake which can be done as an out and back hike or a shuttle hike to the Lady Moon Trailhead.
The hike to Molly Lake itself is a pleasant and relatively flat trail to a small lake surrounded by rocky outcroppings. After about 1 mile in from the trailhead there is a 1/4 mile spur trail that heads north to the lake. Molly Lake makes a nice destination for a shorter hike.
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About 46 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Highway 287 to Red Feather Lakes Rd to Manhattan Rd.