Duck Lake Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Duck Lake Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Antonito, Colorado that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.8 miles
1,161 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running





wild flowers



Park near the campground or drive up rough road to the trail head. Out and back trail takes you to Duck Lake.

1 month ago

We went in the middle of July and it's infested by aggressive blood thirsty flies, most likely because of the horses defecating along the narrow trail all day long.

The beginning of the trail is very steep and hard, I don't know how this trail is classified as easy... be ready for 45 minutes to 1 hour of climbing up and up while hundreds of flies will be all over you. We came back half way because we were too tired but mostly because of the flies. Off sprayed on us would still not keep them away. The place is beautiful and peaceful though.

7 months ago

I’ve hiked this trail three times, all in August. Its biggest difficulty is that the first part is heavily used by cattle, so as you are struggling up the early steeper part of the trail you must also contend with wall to wall slop. After a mile or so this is not such a problem. Overall not a difficult trail with pretty scenery. The lake is lovely, maintained by beavers. I’d give this trail 4 stars if it weren’t for the muck.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Made it 2.25 miles before being chased away by thunderstorm.

2 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

11 months ago

Saturday, August 26, 2017