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Trout Lake – Telluride HikingTrail RunningWinter Recreation

Condition
Fair
Trail Length
5 miles
Distance from Durango
98 miles
Directions
Gain
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Trout Lake – Telluride

Hiking, Trail Running, Winter Recreation
Durango to TH

98 Miles

Gain
Condition

Fair

Trail Length

5 Miles

Located in the surrounding area of Telluride.

Trout Lake offers great places to fish, kayak, canoe, and SUP in the summertime. Just up a few miles from the lake is the trailhead for one of the region’s most-stunning summer hikes, Hope Lake. Combine a hike and a water activity for the perfect adventure paradise day trip!

When the weather turns snowy, the Telluride Nordic Association grooms trails perfect for cross-country skiing, skate skiing and snowshoeing. The trailhead begins at the Historic Trestle on the southwest side of the lake. The trail follows the old Railroad grade making a small loop near Lizard Head Pass and returns back to the trailhead. The trail is considered intermediate, is pet-friendly and is approximately five miles round-trip.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.824514, 107.883066

Where's the Trailhead?

dIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Trout Lake Parking

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 for 52 miles, then take a sharp right onto 63Ard/N Trout Lake Rd. Proceed on the access road for approximately two miles, and just beyond the lake, will be the Historic Trestle. Limited parking is a bit further where you will also find the trailhead.

Trailwork

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*TENTATIVE* Trail Construction: June 6th

Due to the ongoing nature of COVID-19, our trailwork kickoff has currently been postponed. While we hope we will be able to meet for our First Saturdays Trailwork in June, we are closely monitoring developments, and dates and times may change as a result. Please continue to check in here and on our social media for updated trailwork days!

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