Blue Lakes Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews

Blue Lakes Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Breckenridge, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
374 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

lake

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Trail to waterfall Moderata hiking.

8 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Great view of the mountains. Many different hiking trails for different skill levels

15 days ago

Lake, mountain view, goats! Not a real hike...

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1 month ago

Were u able to see waterfalls due to late May snow fall. We did see appropriately 20 mountain goats. Views were beautiful, Blue Lake was still partially frozen but still gorgeous

1 month ago

Were u able to see waterfalls due to late May snow fall. We did see appropriately 20 mountain goats. Views were beautiful, Blue Lake was still partially frozen but still gorgeous

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Although the trail was covered in knee high snow, it was well worth the hike to the lake that froze over due to the weather. I'm not sure how difficult the trail is during the summer, but it was somewhat difficult due to the incline, snow and postholing every 20 steps. If you were heading out soon, I definitely recommend snowshoes (we didn't bring any), sunglasses and sunscreen to avoid getting a gnarly sunburn. We didn't see any animals as other reviews mentioned, but the trail was pretty empty - with the exception of 4-5 people we saw skiing down. I'm looking forward to checking this out once the snow melts. Also, there wasn't much signage showing you where exactly the trail is or behind. However, if you pass the parking lot, there is a road that goes up. The trail begins once you see that immediate right turn to continue driving up. (If that makes sense).

hiking
5 months ago

Lots of Mountain goats high up on the mountain (bring binoculars!!!) And we saw two moose driving to the trail head.

7 months ago

Great day on the trail and beautiful once you get away from the dam. We saw close to two dozen mountain goats at the start of the trail - incredible. Loved the mining remains further up the trail and tundra beyond that point as well. Quandary Peak towers over the trail. Took us less than 2 hours total.

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9 months ago

We went beyond the end of the trail unknowingly - most is a dirt road and only the last ~100 yards is moderate, rest is easy. Lots of good sized mud puddles after rain so consider waterproof shoes. Views of waterfall and up at the Continental Divide!

hiking
10 months ago

Loved the scenery all along this hike! We parked at the green/black dot on this map and made the trek to the dam. The road was open for cars to right below the dam, but we chose to hike the road and enjoy the beautiful views. Upon returning to green/black dot parking area, we took the trail from there immediately down to the lower lake. There's a makeshift bridge to cross the water (especially fun for kids) to continue on the the trail along the south side of this lake. Do it! Go all the way to the waterfall. The trail/road had some large puddles, but make your way around them. There are also some nice campsites/picnic areas right along the lake. We didn't see any mountain goats, but were entertained by the marmots & their whistles. Fantastic views - especially with the newly snowcapped peaks!!!