Blue Lake Trail
ElevationAscent: 709' 216 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 12,210' 3,722 m
Low: 11,501' 3,506 m
GradeAvg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)
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“A spectacular wildflower hike above tree-line with a lake; what more do you need?”— Zander Göpfert
Continue up the rocky road beside a sometimes wet, dark rock wall across a couple seasonal stream crossings. As the trail begins to level out into a meadow, look for the old, mining cabin that sits scenically among the grass and bushes. This is a great spot for pictures and a break, but if you have the energy, push on for the last half mile or so to the upper vantage point above the lake.
This beautiful alpine lake sits at the base of a glacial cirque with Three Needles (13,481') to the east and Bridal Peak (13,510') to the southwest. The banks of this lake and much of the surrounding meadows are littered with old mining remains.
Given its proximity to the town of Telluride, this is a must-see, high-alpine view!
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed
Oct 3, 2019: Middle Mamm Fire Closure Order