American Lakes

LMC Calendar


Due to weather concerns on 8/19/21, this hike was rescheduled and is open for anyone interested. This scenic area west of Cameron Pass provides access to Alpine Tundra, wildflowers, views of the spectacular Nokhu Crags and the Never Summer Mountain Range. The out and back hike begins at the trailhead in State Forest State Park along an old logging road, follows the Michigan River, climbs a series of switchbacks and emerges from the trees. Shortly thereafter we will access two lakes comprising American Lakes, also known as Michigan Lakes. Trails are moderate but rated B due to elevation. Round trip distance is 7.3 miles, elevation gain of 1,453' and maximum elevation of 11,317'. Plan on an early start and a full day because of distance.

To sign up, contact Tom Bruch: or call 970-405-7794.