“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
The privilege to see "one of the most spectacular locations in the Cascade Range" has to be earned. First, you will need to win the Enchantments overnight permit lottery, and then it will 'cost you' a climb of 2,200 feet (670 m) in 0.8 miles (1.3 km) should you choose to start from the south end of Colchuck Lake and go up Aasgard Pass. And that is just the beginning of your journey into this natural wonder.
Just getting up to the base of Aasgard Pass will require a hike of 6.5 miles as the trail up to Colchuck Lake is 4.75 miles (7.64 km) long with a gain of 2,100 feet (640 m), and then it takes another 1.75 miles (2.82 km) to reach the south end of the lake.