Mesa Lakes Trail

EASY 14 reviews

Mesa Lakes Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mesa, CO that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.8 miles 475 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

Drive into the Mesa Lakes Lodge and turn left just before the cabins. Tarred one lane road takes you out behind the cabins to a parking area just beyond the trailhead.

INCREDIBLE. So peaceful and still and pure. Went a few days ago and we were the only people there. A beautiful, secluded magical place!

hiking
2 months ago

The aspens were in full color. Awesome! This trail is easy around the first lake with a moderate climb to Lost Lake.

hiking
2 months ago

easy hike to 2 beautiful lakes. trail was very dog friendly.

3 months ago

This is such a beautiful hike, the scenery is amazing. The trails are easy to walk. The water is the most beautiful shades of blue and green. One of my favorite hikes.

hiking
3 months ago

Great way to spend time with the family. Easy hike with great scenery. Kids loved it.

hiking
3 months ago

Asked directions to the trail head which is not clearly marked from the road. Needed to drive into the Mesa Lakes Lodge and turn left just before the cabins. Tarred one lane road takes you out behind the cabins to a parking area just beyond the trail head. Was a very nice easy hike around Mesa Lake. While there, I also did the Lost Lake trail. Not having been in CO to long, I had to watch my pace and breathing as climbed in altitude. But the trail was easy to follow and lots to look at along the way. Was a busy trail with a number of people and everyone was friendly. It was a great day!

3 months ago

Very beautiful hike. Lost Lake is awesome. Took my 4 year old and he walked most of the way, so it was pretty easy.

walking
3 months ago

There are quite a few different trails in this area offshooting from the main trail. You have to pay $6 cash only for day use or just drive slightly further up the road to the Mesa Lakes Lodge and start from up there. Also be aware that the elevation is almost 10,000 feet so if you're acclimated to lower elevations you might find you're short of breath a little faster or get a headache. Beautiful leisurely walk.

1 year ago

Beautiful scenery and moderate work out depending on your pace.

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2 years ago

I did this hike early morning in late August with a friend and a few 4 legged furry friends. Great hike, awesome views and great weather. On the way up the Mesa we saw a small black bear cross the street (fun to see) otherwise we saw your typical chipmunks etc. I highly recommend this hike. Simple, pretty and fun.

hiking
3 years ago

Great hike..you have to pay $6. fee to get in, unless you park outside of park.

hiking
4 years ago