Priest Lake – Telluride HikingTrail RunningWinter Recreation


Notes: 03.24.22 Trout and Priest trails were groomed last night for skate and classic. Generally very good Spring ski conditions.

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

Hiking, Trail Running, Winter Recreation
Durango to TH

98 Miles


140 Feet



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?


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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