Tranquility in the Rockies

Just across the road from Molas Lake, south of Silverton, Colorado, is a pristine little alpine lake called Little Molas Lake. As the name implies, this lake is much smaller than its neighboring lake. It is also more peaceful, in my opinion.

There are not very many people here at one time, since there is not a highly developed large campground, as there is at Molas Lake. There are a few dispersed campsites, but you are on your own at this lake.

I’ve been here several times and each time I experience the same sense of calm. It is a silent place – a respite from a noisy civilization. The only sounds are a few birds chirping, maybe a frog croaking and the occasional gentle splash as a fish or beaver comes to the surface.  Though there are usually one or two fisherman, they all have the same respect for silence in the grandeur of this lovely place.

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