Cave Lake

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Cave Lake Trail is a short spur off the Mineral Basin Trail that heads north towards Jones Mountain. The old road used to go past Cave Lake and up to the Continental Divide, but that section of road was closed more than 20 years ago. Users can now drive to the treeline and park to walk the old road toward Cave Lake. The trail is easily traversed by any stock high-clearance vehicle with 4WD and a low range. There are numerous private mining claims in the area, so be careful not to trespass. There are a few good dispersed campsites at the beginning of the trail.