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Blue Lakes Trail

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A lot of incline, but worth the effort.

I don’t usually feel my muscles after a long hike but I am from this one. I got to the lower lake... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laurel, Maryland
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more than a moderate walk

we drove to the power station to catch the railhead for this 3 mile 1800 ft climb. trail is well... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
Gainesville, Florida
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A challenging and beautiful hiking trail about 10 miles out of town.
Blue Lake Road, Telluride, CO 81435
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t usually feel my muscles after a long hike but I am from this one. I got to the lower lake in about two hours. I live at 300 feet elevation so I wasn’t going fast. Lots up uphill. To appreciate lower lake you...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2018

we drove to the power station to catch the railhead for this 3 mile 1800 ft climb. trail is well marked and maintained but not smooth. pretty much climbing the whole time. lake is very nice. lots of ole mining equipment. would not walk from...More

Thank tflynn48
Reviewed August 8, 2018

This one had been on my list for years and we finally made it! We were not disappointed! The lower lake is by far the most beautiful lake and largest but the views come when you climb to the middle and upper lakes. Mt Sneffels...More

Thank jrog9832
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the road leading to the trail and it was occluded with snow so we just hiked the road and what a treat! Such beautidul scenery! The biggest surprise was a peek at mountain goats up on the mountainside. The lake is breathtaking....More

2  Thank Judy S
Reviewed July 25, 2017

The climb up was indeed difficult but with every switchback the scenery was so breathtaking with the abundance of wildflowers and snow covered mountains that we had no trouble continuing on. We saw every color of flower imaginable contrasting seamlessly with the many shades of...More

3  Thank Sharon R
Reviewed July 16, 2017

some of the most stunning views I've seen while hiking have been on this trail. It can be challenging, in parts, but if you take your time and drink plenty of water then even a novice can enjoy this trail. Definitely worth every second!

2  Thank Jessica M
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

I loved this hike. I have lived in Colorado my entire life and this was gorgeous. The hike though the forest was wonderful. The mountain views were awesome and when you get to the lake it's perfect to take a break and eat a cliff...More

2  Thank lindseybell7
Reviewed July 1, 2017

After reading all the great reviews on this site and others I was expecting a lot more. Quite frankly, I don't understand the hype at all. I rate hikes based on whether the effort you put into them (length, elevation change, etc) are worth the...More

4  Thank Gregs_out_West
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We hiked to Lower Blue Lake only as we did not have a ton of time in Ouray area, we wanted to check some other things out that day and not spend the whole day hiking. We got to the parking lot around 8:30am, the...More

3  Thank joh07940
Reviewed October 7, 2016

We chose this trail into the Mt. Sneffel's Wilderness because it was rated as #1 in the area. It certainly is! The first 2/3 is pretty steep but then the trail moderates on up to the first Blue Lake. Older hikers definitely use hiking poles...More

2  Thank carylanddon
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