Navajo Lake Trail

HARD 6 reviews
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Navajo Lake Trail is a 9.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Dunton, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from June until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

9.3 miles 2670 feet Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding






wild flowers



Directions from Dunton, Colorado: Travel north on Forest Service Road #535. The trail begins approximately 1.5 miles north of Burro Bridge.

5 months ago

7 months ago

Awesome!! Glad we veered of the trail to look at waterfalls. Gorgeous!

2 years ago

Awesome trail, but make sure you take into consideration the vertical gain durring the last 2 miles or so. Navajo Lake was still partialy frozen. A must do and right next to 3 of the Colorado 14er's.

3 years ago

My family and I hiked this trail in 2011. Found out about it in Colorado's Incredible Backcountry Trails by David Day. This was our first big overnight hike we did as a family. There is a difficult section just before you descend down to Navajo Lake, but it is worth all the effort. Depending on the time of year, a lot of climbers will use this route to reach Wilson Peak.

3 years ago

Did this hike in July 2011. Not difficult. Easy. Went through two meadows of thick tall skunk cabbage. Never saw that much before. Flowers and streams were pretty too. Conner was 13 years old for this hike. It was his last long one.

5 years ago