Wilson Meadows Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Wilson Meadows Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,394 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

From Telluride: Travel 3 miles west on State Hwy 145. Turn left at the first highway intersection, continuing south on State Hwy 145 for approximately 10 miles to the top of Lizard Head Pass. The Lizard Head Trailhead is located on the west side of State Highway 145. Continue driving past the restroom for approximately 1,000 feet, then turn right onto a spur road that ends at the Lizard Head Trailhead parking area. Follow the Lizard Head Trail #505 for approximately 3.5 miles to an intersection with the Wilson Meadows Trail.

5 days ago

Great views of Trout Lake as the trails goes up on the switchbacks. A very nice 6 mile out and back hike mostly through the woods.

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

Mucky and slippery after rains.
6 mile round trip to see views.
It's half a mile from a cute little pond with lots of tadpoles. Great for pictures.

Lots of rocks and rock fields to clamber over.
It's definitely moderate, with climbing in both directions so save energy for the return.