Spud Lake Trail Hiking

Trail Length
2 miles
Distance from Durango
32 miles
540 ft
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Spud Lake Trail

Durango to TH

32 Miles


540 Feet



Trail Length

2 Miles

Part of the High Country Trails.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.658581, -107.770815

Where's the Trailhead?


Spud Lake (Potato Lake) Trailhead

To main trailhead:

From downtown Durango, head north on Main Avenue/Hwy 550. Continue North on Hwy 550 for approximately 29 miles north of Durango to Forest Road 591 (Old Lime Creek Highway), which takes off on the right side of the road at the curve past Cascade Village. Follow for approximately 3 miles to the trailhead which is on your left in a flat area across from a beaver pond.


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