The pools resides below the divide where the canyon narrows and ends. You can take the PCT to hike down to them which is only a few hundred feet below the road. Standing near the pools allows you to look up at the divide and down the canyon into the valley below. It is absolutely scenic and worth the jaunt! We thought it was Hell Hole lake boy was my GPS off but nonetheless every pond and lake is pristine in the sierras meant to be enjoyed.