Alta Ghost Town Trail

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Alta Ghost Town Trail is a 10.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

10.2 miles
2,014 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

mountain biking

off road driving

scenic driving




wild flowers


off road driving
1 month ago

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.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

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

off road driving
Friday, August 15, 2014

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.

off road driving
Friday, March 29, 2013

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

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scenic driving
11 months ago