There are lakes that support wild cutthroat and brookie fisheries on the mesa. A few of those are at or over 11,000 feet. The highest lake is about 11,360, just below timberline. Cutthroats reproduce some in here, but because of the high elevation it has to be supplemented by stocking.
The trout grow slower here, but because of the remoteness, many of these lakes have big but hard to catch cutts.
The highest lake I have caught trout in is at 12,965 ft! It is Frozen Lake on the south side of Mt. Bierstadt.Abyss lake is nearby and it is 12,600 and I,ve caught nice fish there.I have fished prolly 10 lakes above 12,000 ft and have caught fish in all of them.
well, here is a fat hog from my latest hike. The lake is over 12,00, notice no trees. it took a little, but finally a clear float, elk hair fly and my spin rod!!! awesome fishing all day long. the pic is a lower quality, because of size. but you can still enjoy it. trying to dwnld now.
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My highest lakes that I am aware of the elevation of and caught fish at would be St. Kevins lake in Holy Cross Wilderness which is barely above 12,000. Heart lake up by Moffat tunnel west of Rollinsville is another lake that is a good ways up near or above 12,000 and full of hard to catch but fat cutthroats. Frozen lake is a lake I have hiked to once, but as the name says, it was still frozen. C'est la vie!