Conejos Peak

HARD 7 reviews
#13 of 30 trails in

Conejos Peak is a 7.1 mile loop trail located near La Jara, Colorado and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from June until August. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

7.1 miles
2,506 feet

dog friendly


horseback riding

The most popular to the summit way is via Tabacco Lake. Once at the lake, just veer around the left side and basically go cross country until you come up the ridge. Conejos Peak is to your left and it's the high point on the ridge. Once you start hiking on the ridge you'll eventually run into a trail that'll take you to the top.

14 days ago

Excellent hike... the mapping of the trail here, though, is only very approximately correct. Don't follow the route given here. Either find a better map or just kind of walk where it looks like a reasonable person might have put a trail.

7 months ago

Great views, tough but doable climbs, my 7 year old son was able to do it.

8 months ago

Turns out this is not a bad early November hike. I ended up going around the back first, summiting, and the coming down to Tobacco Lake on the way out. After doing so, I feel like this might have been a more interesting route. Getting to the top of the first hill and into the meadows above the trees was a nice casual walk before making the real accent, kind of a warm up. An incredible hike either way you go. Outstanding views.

Monday, July 18, 2016

We only made it to tobacco lake. With the threat of a thunderstorm and some rain and hail, we decided to turn around. The views the whole way up were beautiful!

Friday, July 15, 2016

The hike to Tobacco Lake wasn't too bad. Saw deer and elk along the way. Awesome views and some decent snow banks still piled up (late June). The fishing in the lake wasn't so good. Saw Cut Throat but only managed to catch one. The continued hike to Conejos was much more challenging. The views from the top are a wonderful reward. Will make this hike again for sure.

4 days ago

Thursday, June 29, 2017