Trailhead: Milner Pass
Distance: 6.8 mi
Elevation Change: 3,130'
Although net elevation change is only 362', the route takes the hiker to about 300' below the summit of Mount Ida before heading downhill to the lakes. Climb 1,750' in the morning on the way in, another 1,380' in the afternoon on the way out.
Climb the Mount Ida trail to about 12,500' elevation, then leave the trail and contour along the ridge below 'Jagor Point'. Hike north along the spine of the ridge to treeline and a grassy ramp down to 'Lake Amore'. Go south to Love Lake and Arrowhead Lake.
An ambitious hiker can continue on to Doughnut Lake, Inkwell Lake, Azure Lake, and Highest Lake.