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Hiking Blue Lakes Trail of Colorado

Hiking the Blue Lake Trail in Colorado, United states of America

The trail is located in the Mount Sneffels Wilderness of Uncompahgre National Forest. This falls in the Southwest region of Colorado between Telluride, CO and Ouray, CO. It’s an extremely beautiful part of the state. Ouray is known as the Switzerland of America, as it is surrounded by mountain peaks. Telluride was once a mining town and is now famous for its skiing, beautiful scenery and waterfalls.

Getting to Blue Lakes

The trailhead is located off of Hwy 62 going west from Ridgeway, CO. You’ll turn on County Road 7 and drive for 9 miles (14.5km). This is a bumpy dirt road so a vehicle with AWD is recommended, although you can make it with 2WD. From Ouray to the trailhead it will take 45-50 minutes driving. From Telluride, it is about 90 minutes to the trailhead. The views are amazing on the drive in so it’s a nice warm-up to the hike.

Hiking Blue Lake in the Colorado Mountains