Roosevelt Lakes are on the flank of Mount Evans a mile or so east of Rosalie Peak. We will hike up Tanglewood Trail and over a pass in the Pegmatite Points and down a little to the Lakes. There are great views to the north and east from the vicinity of the Lakes.
Travel US285 south toward Bailey. Turn right onto Deer Creek Road (the one in Park County) at the traffic light. Drive toward Highland Park and bear left at the intersection (it is hard to see) where the road forks. Do not go to Harris Park. Continue along Deer Creek for about a mile and a half to the end of the road. There is a big cul-de-sac and lots of parking. The last mile of road is unpaved, narrow and rough but passable to most passenger cars. Trailhead coordinates are[masked] N x[masked] W. The Lakes are at[masked] N x[masked] W more or less.
starting elevation: 9306 ft
highest elevation: 11964 ft
distance on trail (round trip): 8.5 mi
distance to pass (one way from TH): 3.3 mi
net elevation gain: 2900 ft
time on the trail: 5 or 6 hours
subjective rating: difficult
Notice that we intend to leave the TH at 9:00 so that we can be back below timberline before the afternoon storms move in.
Bring plenty of water and lunch.
You undertake this hike at your own risk.