Opal Lake Trail

EASY 18 reviews
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Opal Lake Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pagosa Springs, Colorado that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
488 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

14 days ago

Great trail! We did this with a toddler (mostly carried the toddler) and a 6 year old. The lake was a beautiful spot to enjoy some water before making the trek back down.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a beautiful trail. When there is average snowfall the road will not open until the first week of June, however it is already open for 2018. Parts of the trail are a bit steep, overall it is not too difficult. The trail is 1/2 mile to the lake. You are at about 9,500 feet in elevation.

hiking
1 month ago

Great easy trail, the first portion is kind of steep but opens into a patch of aspen trees. Very easy and the lake is beautiful. Bring big spray, lots of mosquitos near the lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this trail on 5/9, absolutely amazing hike! The hike there is beautiful and then of course the lake itself is almost surreal.

4 months ago

We wanted to do this trail but found a road closed sign when we came to junction close to trail. We went ahead and walked the closed road which had : ft of snow. We enjoyed the walk and the beautiful scenery. We did not make it all the way to the official trail.

hiking
7 months ago

This trail was beautiful - some parts were steep and rocky but it really leveled out and all the creeks were lovely on the way to the lake. Easily marked.

8 months ago

We took our two year old on this trail. It is pretty easy, steep in some spots and just long enough. Really beautiful!

9 months ago

Think this was one of my favourites in the Pagosa area. Short and easy but so pretty. The first little bit is pretty steep but it flattens out through the beautiful aspens and then to the lake with great views of ridges. Really enjoyed it!

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Sunday, July 31, 2016