As mentioned before, Alpine Lakes imply that you are hiking at high elevation. These lakes can be found anywhere from 3,500 feet to 11,00 feet or higher. Most of Colorado’s 2,000 alpine lakes are located between 9,000 and 12,000 feet and are accessible a few miles from the trailheads. So what do you need to carry for your alpine fishing hike? Most of your day hiking essentials will remain the same, but here is a list of tips and recommendations for your adventure.