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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

(17) Telluride, CO
gem Favorite Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

(4) Telluride, CO

Recommended Routes in Uncompahgre National Forest - 25

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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 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 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
Favorite It
Very Difficult

Telluride Mountain Run - 40 Mile Race

42.2 mi 67.9 km 14,196' Up 4326.86 m Up 14,196' Down 4326.81 m Down

Telluride, CO
Favorite Michelle runs into Telluride down the last stretch to the finish line.
Intermediate/Difficult

Jud Weibe Loop

3.3 mi 5.3 km 1,194' Up 363.82 m Up 1,223' Down 372.81 m Down

Telluride, CO

Uncompahgre National Forest Running

  • 1,443 Miles 2,323 Kilometers of Trail
  • 25 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 71 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 147 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 97 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Uncompahgre National Forest - 290

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7.6 mi 12.2 km #1Blue Lakes Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Telluride, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Telluride, CO 36 
4.8 mi 7.8 km #2Perimeter Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ouray, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Ouray, CO 28 
3.2 mi 5.1 km #3Hope Lake Trail
Intermediate
Mountain Village, CO
Intermediate
Mountain Village, CO
3.8 mi 6.1 km #4Uncompahgre Peak Trail #239
Difficult
Lake City, CO
Difficult
Lake City, CO
4.3 mi 6.9 km #5Bear Creek National Recreation Trail #241
Intermediate/Difficult
Ouray, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Ouray, CO
0.5 mi 0.7 km #6Southwest Ridge of Mount Sneffels
Very Difficult
Telluride, CO
Very Difficult
Telluride, CO
7.4 mi 11.9 km #7Middle Fork #227
Intermediate/Difficult
Ridgway, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Ridgway, CO
1.0 mi 1.5 km #8Lewis Lake and Mine
Intermediate/Difficult
Telluride, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Telluride, CO
8.0 mi 12.9 km #9Sneffels Highline Trail #434
Difficult
Telluride, CO
Difficult
Telluride, CO
0.2 mi 0.3 km #10Cornet Falls
Intermediate
Telluride, CO
Intermediate
Telluride, CO 11 

Photos of Uncompahgre National Forest - 293

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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
South on #227.  October 11, 2020
Oct 17, 2020 near Ouray, 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