Highline Trail to Taylor Lake

EASY 7 reviews
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Highline Trail to Taylor Lake is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Durango, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
246 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

We didn't even get to make the trip 'cause the access road was way too off-road-y to even get to the trailhead. If you don't have an off-road vehicle, this trail is not for you.

backpacking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

We've hiked this several times. In July the wildflowers are incredible! Indian paintbrush, corn lily, larkspur. The trail at times can be quite wet, be warned. Just before Taylor Lake there is a trail Junction that goes off to the right climbing above Taylor Lake 500' to Indian Ridge heading north. I'd suggest hiking up at least a ways for a great look over Taylor Lake across the valley to both Cumberland and Columbus basins. You can also circle south of the lake to the pass above Bear Creek Canyon about a mile past Taylor Lake. Nice day hike area if you have a vehicle capable of getting to the trailhead.

off road driving
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

mountain biking
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

hiking
Sunday, August 18, 2013