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Priest Lake – Telluride HikingTrail RunningWinter Recreation

Difficulty
,
Condition
Good

Notes: 02.19.24 Snowcat grooming on Priest Nordic trails was completed at daybreak. Excellent fast and firm conditions for skate skiing and classic track all reset.

Trail Length
0.6 miles
Distance from Durango
98 miles
Directions
Gain
140 ft
Rating
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Priest Lake – Telluride

Hiking, Trail Running, Winter Recreation
Durango to TH

98 Miles

Gain

140 Feet

Condition

Good

Trail Length

0.6 Miles

Located in the surrounding area of Telluride.

Situated between Matterhorn Campground and Trout Lake, Priest Lake offers free camping and a multitude of outdoor activities.

In the summer pull out the SUP board and in the winter bring your Nordic skis. The Nordic Association grooms trails that are pet-friendly, both at Priest Lake and at Trout Lake. 

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.835094, 107.880356

Where's the Trailhead?

dIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Priest Lake Campground

From 9th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, head west on 9th Street toward Camino Del Rio. Turn left onto Camino Del Rio/ Hwy 550.

From Camino del Rio, take US-160 W about 27 miles to CO-184 W/N Main Street in Mancos; take a right.

Follow CO-184 W for 17 miles, then turn right onto CO-145 N. Follow CO-145 N 52 miles to the Priest Lake campground.

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