Lewis Mine

TIME: Take 3 to 3.5 hours to reach the Lewis Mill and superintendent’s cabin from the power plant; add 1 hour to reach the saddle overlooking Columbine Lake

DISTANCE: 3.4 miles to the mill, another 1/2 mile to Lewis Lakes, above

ELEVATION GAIN: 2,328 feet to the mine

MAXIMUM ELEVATION: 12,700 feet at Lewis Lake; 13,058 at the ridge crossing to Columbine Lake; 12,685 feet at Columbine Lake

DIFFICULTY: Moderately difficult to the mill, more difficult beyond

TRAILHEAD: Bridal Veil Falls power plant