However, in Colorado that stuff is everywhere! The really high peaks are packed with such formations; especially glacial lakes. There are even a few fading bits of actual glaciers on some of the higher mountains. Not many of those are left--and they'll soon be gone, thanks to human-cased global warming--but you can spot what are left beneath some of the very tallest summits of Colorado.
|Glacial lake on the Glacier Gorge Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park.|
|The three amigos at a glacial lake, big peaks surrounding us.|
|The remains of an old glacier. Now nothing but a melting permanent snowfield. Soon to be not even that.|
|Looking back down at a glacial lake.|
|A smaller tarn located below Chasm Lake on Longs Peak in the Rocky Mountain National Park. The falls on the right are the outflow of Chasm Lake.|
Chasm Lake. (I was suffering miserably from altitude sickness when I shot this video. I only made it to the lake out of sheer stubbornness.)
|One of the most famous glacial lakes, Maroon Lake, with the equally famous Maroon Bells reflected in its surface.|
|You can even see the old glacial flow pattern leading down to Lower Blue Lake. The lake is still brilliant blue from the suspended clays in the water left by the once-flowing glacier.|
Video of the headwall at Upper Blue Lake.