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Alta Lakes

Telluride, CO 81435
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Went up the trail in a Chevy Equinox and fished for a while

The road is not overly difficult to drive. I had a rental Chevy Equinox with AWD. It handled it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
VAtraveller17
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Fairfax, VA
Beautiful

We drove our SUV up to these three pretty little lakes. Great views on the way up and quiet and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kim C
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Hagerstown, MD
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Telluride, CO 81435
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The road is not overly difficult to drive. I had a rental Chevy Equinox with AWD. It handled it fine, though at the beginning some of the drop offs are shear! Great views and pretty drive. It was longer than I had anticipated taking me...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove our SUV up to these three pretty little lakes. Great views on the way up and quiet and peaceful as we walked around the lakes. Very enjoyable.

Thank Kim C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It came highly recommended and admittedly it was beautiful but over all it wasn't that enjoyable. The 5 mile road takes about 25 minutes to get up due to high traffic and a very bumpy/narrow road with steep drops. Its not as relaxing as we...More

Thank Neil L
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

One of the highlights in the area for sure. Pros: easy road for a jeep, gorgeous scenery, ghost town was beautiful and lake was gorgeous. Cons: brilliant people driving mustangs, the ghost town being all fenced off, and the 87 billion other people with the...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

The road to Alta Lakes is not bad, although steep on the way out for a non 4x4 vehicle. We took this road in our mid-size truck and our truck tried to run away from us on the way down, even in 1st gear. That...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

Drove this with a regular car, it was a rough ride. I would recommend a 4WD. The lakes were ok, the scenery around it was pretty. I stopped at the ghost town and walked around, kinda cool. If you are staying in Telluride it is...More

Thank Hil311
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

Three of us drove up a steep, dirt mountain road to visit the ghost town. There were camps at the top of the mountain which we did not visit. We were there early evening and spent 2 hours looking at the old, broken homes and...More

Thank Patty J
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

We drove up a terrible road to check this site out, as my husband wanted to be farther from the highway. There is a road literally bordering the lake, and the lake was full of algae. We did not stay there. The site has apparently...More

1  Thank Leanne T
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Easy off road, high clearance makes it easier, but not necessary. The views along the way and at the Lakes are great. Definitely worth the drive.

Thank Thomas W
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

Good place to hike and picnic. The only difficult part is driving up high and narrow paths to get to this gorgeous destination!

Thank Vanessa N
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