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Gems in Uncompahgre National Forest - 2

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gem Favorite The bold colors of Lower Blue Lake.

Blue Lakes

(15) Telluride, CO
gem Favorite Telluride Box Canyon (westward view).

Bridal Veil Falls

(4) Telluride, CO

Recommended Routes in Uncompahgre National Forest - 24

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Favorite Beautiful view returning from the falls
Intermediate

Bear Creek Falls

4.7 mi 7.5 km 1,076' Up 328.04 m Up 1,076' Down 327.82 m Down

Telluride, CO
Favorite Mt. Sneffels summit, taken May 20, 2018
Difficult

Mt. Sneffels

5.0 mi 8.0 km 2,431' Up 741.11 m Up 2,430' Down 740.72 m Down

Ouray, CO
Favorite Wildflowers blanket the mountainside.
Intermediate/Difficult

Bridge of Heaven via the "New" Horsethief Trail

8.1 mi 13.1 km 2,856' Up 870.55 m Up 2,856' Down 870.42 m Down

Ouray, CO
Favorite The trail up Uncompahgre Peak. The summit is visible to the right; your goal is to hike to the left of this massif before traversing behind it to the top.
Intermediate/Difficult

Uncompahgre Peak

13.8 mi 22.2 km 4,215' Up 1284.64 m Up 4,214' Down 1284.46 m Down

Lake City, CO
Favorite It
Difficult

Imogene Pass Run

17.2 mi 27.7 km 5,420' Up 1651.87 m Up 4,417' Down 1346.32 m Down

Ouray, CO
Favorite Pass "the Prow," the finlike rock formation in the distance, on its right.
Difficult

Wetterhorn Peak

6.5 mi 10.5 km 2,847' Up 867.63 m Up 2,846' Down 867.42 m Down

Lake City, CO
Favorite Amazing views.
Difficult

Box Canyon 10 Mile Race

9.9 mi 16.0 km 3,451' Up 1051.92 m Up 3,437' Down 1047.56 m Down

Telluride, CO
Favorite It
Very Difficult

Telluride Mountain Run 38 Mile

38.1 mi 61.3 km 13,592' Up 4142.94 m Up 13,591' Down 4142.64 m Down

Telluride, CO
Favorite South on #227.  October 11, 2020
Difficult

Middle Fork #227 and East Fork #228 Loop

23.3 mi 37.6 km 3,701' Up 1128.18 m Up 3,690' Down 1124.62 m Down

Ridgway, CO

Uncompahgre National Forest Running

  • 1,423 Miles 2,291 Kilometers of Trail
  • 24 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 70 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 144 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 99 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Uncompahgre National Forest - 289

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7.6 mi 12.2 km #1Blue Lakes Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Telluride, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Telluride, CO 33 
4.8 mi 7.8 km #2Perimeter Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ouray, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Ouray, CO 26 
3.8 mi 6.1 km #3Uncompahgre Peak Trail #239
Difficult
Lake City, CO
Difficult
Lake City, CO
3.2 mi 5.1 km #4Hope Lake Trail
Intermediate
Mountain Village, CO
Intermediate
Mountain Village, CO
0.5 mi 0.7 km #5Southwest Ridge of Mount Sneffels
Very Difficult
Telluride, CO
Very Difficult
Telluride, CO
7.4 mi 11.9 km #6Middle Fork #227
Intermediate/Difficult
Ridgway, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Ridgway, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #7Silver Lake Trail
Difficult
Telluride, CO
Difficult
Telluride, CO
1.7 mi 2.8 km #8Wetterhorn Peak Trail #9256
Very Difficult
Lake City, CO
Very Difficult
Lake City, CO
1.7 mi 2.7 km #9Wasatch Connection Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Telluride, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Telluride, CO
4.3 mi 6.9 km #10Bear Creek National Recreation Trail #241
Intermediate/Difficult
Ouray, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Ouray, CO

Photos of Uncompahgre National Forest - 273

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Middle Blue Lake at sunrise.
Apr 14, 2015 near Telluride, CO
Lower Blue Lake from the Blue Lakes Trail
Apr 14, 2015 near Telluride, CO
It
Nov 22, 2014 near Telluride, CO
The bold colors of Lower Blue Lake.
Dec 14, 2016 near Telluride, CO
Field of columbines.
Jul 25, 2016 near Telluride, CO
Wildflowers blanket the mountainside.
May 12, 2017 near Ouray, CO
The trail draws back into another heavily wooded patch.
May 12, 2017 near Ouray, CO
Great edge-clinging trail!
Feb 1, 2021 near Ouray, CO