Priest Lake – Telluride HikingTrail RunningWinter Recreation


Notes: 01.22.22 Overnight grooming of Trout trails complete. Priest Lake Nordic grooming in progress and will be finished by mid morning.

Trail Length
0.6 miles
Distance from Durango
98 miles
140 ft
0 Loves (log in or register to love this trail!)

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.


help build our trails!

No upcoming trailwork events are currently scheduled.

Support the trails that connect you to the outdoors

Trails are the cornerstone of our community and the gateway to the outdoors.

Help support our work so you can continue to connect to the outdoors by giving to Durango Trails!


Before you head out...

Please consider giving to Durango Trails!

The trails you’re about to enjoy wouldn’t exist without our year-round work to plan, build, and maintain them.

And we wouldn’t exist without your support!

Please consider financially contributing to help us continue to build and maintain great trails.

Great communities build great trails and great trails build great communities.