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Just did this trail on 6/24/17. Lots of water runoff from snowmelt crossing over the trail, so be sure to have waterproof footwear. Almost made it to Blue Lake but encountered lots of snow and had to turn around. One group made it to the summit but said the lake was still mostly frozen.

Hello All, Are the Upper blue lakes accessible now....

hiking
1 day ago

Lots of snow to trek across at higher elevations as of june 25. Difficult to follow trail, for some. Stick to the 'road' tracks.

hiking
1 day ago

My wife and I camped at the lower lake a week ago and there is plenty of clear ground to camp. It was beautiful at the time the snow around the lake was visibly melting by the hour. We couldn't make it up to the upper lakes because the trail was covered by snow. Last word of advice keep all camping gear inside your tent at night we had a few late night visitors that chewed our hiking boots up!

backpacking
2 days ago

Hi Folks, Is dispersed camping allowed at the trailhead?

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

off road driving
3 days ago

Gorgeous drive with sensational views. Easy but still fun "off-road" trip. It's a road all the way, but a dirt road with lots of bumps, mud, streams (snow melt), narrow turns, and million dollar views. We went the direction from Ridgway to Telluride. The aspen groves are stunning and I bet this drive is even better in the fall when the trees start turning. Lots of photo ops of the mountains, valleys, trees and flowers. We were in a Wrangler Unlimited and a Lexus SUV - both handled the drive fine (with lots of trail dust and mud). Hard to beat the beauty of this drive. Colorado at its finest.

hiking
3 days ago

I saw 2-3 groups of people setting up for camping on today's hike, including one family with a younger child so definitely campable. There's snow around the lake but clear patches in the forest about 50 meters away from the lake which were perfect for camping. Do it!

backpacking
3 days ago

Yes - the Austin's - I am wondering about camping as well!

hiking
3 days ago

off road driving
4 days ago

Fun drive. First time four wheeling. Own a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, no lift. Got high centered on a snowy patch at the top and needed some friendly folks from New Mexico to help pull me out. Flowers were not in full bloom though. Looks like they are going to be great in a couple of weeks. I'm new at it, but I'm guessing this drive is not too tough for the experienced drivers. Definitely gets more challenging and fun at the top. My kids (teens) loved it. Lots of great places to stop and take photos.

hiking
5 days ago