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Alta Ghost Town OHV Trail is a 10 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for ohv/off road driving and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 10.0 mi Elevation gain 1,768 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Ohv / off road driving

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Wild flowers

Rocky

Historic site

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Visitors can visit the first lake, but past that is private property.

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Joe Darpino
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Paula Paredes
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OHV/Off Road DrivingRocky

Amazing trail to end in Alta Lakes campground. It’s perfect to biking or driving. Good views

Mark Mendoza
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John Van Daalen
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Dog friendly, easy and very beautiful.

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Anneliese Byrd
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OHV/Off Road Driving

You can only go past the first lake & then it’s private property. Easy drive.

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LaNell Martindale
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Easy hikes with many trails to explore. First lake busy, the other two were quiet.

William Schimmel
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OHV/Off Road Driving

The drive felt harrowing for those not used to it. Once at the top though this was a great area to spend a few hours.

Dawn Small
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Hiking

Drove up to the ghost town and, while the road was tame, that was far enough for me! Walked down Bomerang Trail for a bit. Cool structures/ruins and beautiful wildflower.

Paul Coppola
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Great hike.

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Ben Hagener
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Easy drive near telluride. Great scenery up and at the lakes.

Isaac Gibson
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Great easy trail with beautiful camping spots at the top next to the lake. Had no problems getting up or down with my Outback.

Mike Silbernagel
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OHV/Off Road Driving

couldnt get to the top to much snow.they where clearing the trail.

Doug Schmidt
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Awesome trail. We went up to the lakes area and explored a bit then headed over to the Gold King Basin trail which wasn't mentioned anywhere. It was totally worth while. The road was rocky and bumpy, but easily done in our 4X4 Tacoma and 4X4 4Runner. Had lunch at the end of the trail and were entertained with several chipmunks and woodchucks nearby. The views were gorgeous.

Hilary Erickson
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Awesome easy hikes multiple trailheads to explore

Roman Medina
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Easy dirt road trail. Saw a Toyota Prius at the top. Probably wasn’t an easy ride for them but they made it. Beautiful scenery, sucky fishing, and beautiful star view! Worth the trip. Currently on stage 2 fire restrictions by the st. Miguel county but stage 1 by the forest service.

Rebecca Reyes
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We were limited by a lot of snow still on the road so didn't make it to the lake or town. But scenery was beautiful and nobody else around so very serene.

Lynda States
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Road is very narrow in places. Hope no one is coming in the opposite direction We parked at the ghost town and hiked up the rest of the way since we didn't have 4wd. Beautiful lake views

Frank Bursinger
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Very pretty lakes, road does require 4WD in just a couple spots as you approach the lakes. Do not expect to be alone here, at least during the summer months. Many people fishing, camping, driving up in their rented Jeeps.

Jack Tatsch
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OHV/Off Road Driving

This trail is off Hwy 145 south of Telluride. An easy trail that goes by Alta Ghost Town, and ends at a small Alpine Lake

Blair Johnson
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James Acree Jr.
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Larissa Castro
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Gordon Arnold
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Richard Wollack
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Jeff Langemeier
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Jim Lord
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Billy Comeaux
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Elizabeth Wagner
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