Explore the most popular trail running trails near Dillon with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Overall great workout! Minimally crowded for a Saturday hike. Start at 4wd road 263 and continue about 2 miles until you see a brown post with “no motor vehicles” labeled on it. At this point take a left to follow the trail. From there you just continue on that trail until you hit the lake. The last 0.5mile is pretty steep but totally manageable, even for dogs! Definitely worth the work to get up there. If you go to the lake and back it is around 8.2miles, the red trail on the all trails map goes into the gulch not to the lake.

Great hike. Saw a couple trucks driving up Chihuahua road, we hiked just as fast. Water was low so no wet feet for us. Pretty views the whole way, lots of different kinds of wildflowers. Not busy!!!

Beautiful views and wildflowers. Challenged my lungs on the way up till opened into beautiful meadow with wildflowers and amazing views.

Much better than hiking up or down a ski hill like most of the tourists do while in town.

on Lenawee Trail

11 days ago

My family hiked Lenawee again this week. Challenging trail but so worth the effort. Saw three other hikers while on the mountain.

12 days ago

Perfect hike if you’re just 13 weeks post op from your ACL surgery! The leg coming out of Montezuma is more of a footpath....shady and forested vs segment leaving from the Peru Creek turnoff which is just a dirt road.

great hike. lots of wild flowers. great views of the mountain ranges.

tough hike up to the lake but worth it.

A lot of vehicles on the road.

24 days ago

Hiked today and was lightly traveled. Beautiful Mountain View’s and wildflowers everywhere. Suggest continuing to chihuahua lake, another mile, to admire the view of the lake. 1900 ft climbing to the lake.

Fun walk with our granddaughter! More houses and roads than we prefer but a nice trail

Hiked the trail this morning. The wildflowers are spectacular. The only thing that detracts from this hike is the view of I-70 and the Eisenhower Tunnel on the way back.

Good early morning hike! Took our 8 month old grandchild with us. Pretty views and meadow had lots of flowers in bloom!

Did this hike on an overcast July morning and loved it. Not too strenuous with nice views. Nothing incredibly special, but still a nice little hike.

The trail where bikers are not permitted is quite nice. The water is crystal clear and the views of the mountains are breathtaking. The trail is very easy to access as well as easy to hike. Although jt’s a beautiful hike, I personally enjoy views that don’t include power lines and major roadways. For where it’s located, it’s a great hike and worth it.

The directions are not accurate to the trailhead. Use the gps on the trail map to find the actual parking area. Great hike for dogs, there is water at least 60% of the time. Only downside is that you can hear I 70 2/3 of the way

Favorite local trail, hike it a couple times of week just to escape. Great views of the lake and mountains, very quiet for being close to town!

1 month ago

Beautiful hike through meadows with lots of mountain flowers, crossing the stream several times. Steep scramble at the top to get to the lake.

3 hours to lake. 2 hours back, ish.
A tough one! Bring enough water.
Absolutely loved this hike!

we liked it for it being a smaller camp site. it has a variety of hiking trails and 4x4 trails the camp sites are beautiful.

1 month ago

I did this hike twice last year. The first time I got a little lost and veered right onto a different trail that goes toward gray's peak. The second time I didn't veer right and stayed left on the trail and there was the chihuahua gulch sign. The water was so blue and breath taking!! I highly recommend this hike to anyone. I will say if hiking sandals are your thing, this hike is perfect for them. You cross the river a few times. The road up was a little rocky but my car made it up(not 4wd).

1 month ago

This isn't the trail to chihuahua lake...you end up in a gulch (ruby?) pretty but no lake...you start on 263 but there's an off shoot trail to SW you must take to get to lake...wish someone would put a cairn there...I couldn't find it...bring a very good map to get to lake

I’m obese and out of shape so this trail was perfect. I got a workout heading up the trail but not so much that I was miserable. If you are looking for an easy trail or have small kids this is perfect. Great views.

A little muddy but a good hike :)

Cool little hike. Took a 7 and 10 year old. While they complained a bit about the “uphill” portions, they had a great time exploring the trail, woods, and views.

1 month ago

This is an easy trail/walk with consistant footing. Very nice views. Would be good in the fall since there are Aspen in several locaions along the way. River sounds, birds, interesting mine tailings and remnants of mine activity. Good for kids and people not in the greatest of shape.

1 month ago

We started at Meadows Trail from parking lot on Highway 6, then Crosscut up to Ridge Trail where picture was taken.

1 month ago

Boring trail. Might be good for mountain biking, but it's not very good as a hiking trail. It's very open and you can hear the noise from the highway.

A nice easy trail, some awesome views of the lake and surrounding mountains. A nice mix of open and wooded areas. Great for warm-ups.

2 months ago

Chihuahua lake is below Grizzly Mountain, not to where the map above guides you. Be prepared to cross the stream multiple times! The hike was stunning with 360° views of mountains. Near the top, there is hard packed snow (but some snow would sink you to your knees) and there is a scramble at the top. The trail is hard to follow at the top because of the snow but the trail runs flat around to the right (east) of the mountain. Definitely worth the effort and the weather was perfect. Great 4x4 off roading as well.

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