Lower Blue Lake via Blue Lakes Trail

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6.5 mi
Distance
3 hrs 12 min
Time
terrain
1,636 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult out and back trail to Lower Blue Lake in Uncompahgre National Forest. This trail is very popular during the summer. There are additional trails connecting above blue lakes pass.

You will see wildflowers and waterfalls along the way. This is a fragile alpine environment please stay on the trail and practice leave no trace principles.

Getting Started

Consider carpooling with others. The parking area is small and fills up quickly.

Taking Children

No exposure until above blue lakes on blue lakes pass. Jeep 4x4 access is possible from Camp Bird Road but will require a hike over the pass to the lakes.


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dcrawn 1 year, 3 months ago
Track (7/27/19, 9:52:37AM)
Camped a few miles down the road. Hiked to first lake. 1:45 up 1:15 down. Rained heavily around 12:30pm.
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Lori 1 year, 3 months ago
Track (7/4/19, 9:12:34AM)
Blue lakes trail
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