Best trails in Lake City

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Looking for a great trail near Lake City, Colorado? AllTrails has 41 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Ridgway State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Bear Creek Preserve or American Flats Wilderness Area. Ready for some activity? There are 22 moderate trails in Lake City ranging from 0.8 to 93.1 miles and from 8,713 to 14,045 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Lake City
Top trails (41)
#1 - Uncompahgre Peak via Nellie Creek Road
Uncompahgre Wilderness
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 5 h 1 m
Users have reported that the road leading to the trailhead is very rough and steep. 4WD is required.Show more
#2 - Handies Peak from Cinnamon Pass Road
Handies Peak Wilderness
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 5 h 37 m
Handies Peak from Cinnamon Pass Road is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lake City, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experiShow more
#3 - American Basin Trail
Handies Peak Wilderness
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
American Basin Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake City, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity oShow more
#4 - Wetterhorn Peak via Ridge Stock Driveway Trail
Uncompahgre Wilderness
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
Hike/climb to the summit of Wetterhorn Peak. Includes Grade 3 exposed climbing to the summit. Typical wonderful summit views.Show more
#5 - Wetterhorn Peak and Uncompaghre Peak
Uncompahgre Wilderness
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Length: 17.5 mi • Est. 11 h 23 m
Wetterhorn Peak and Uncompaghre Peak is a 17.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake City, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very expeShow more
#6 - Uncompahgre Peak via Ridgestock Driveway Trail
Uncompahgre Wilderness
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Length: 14.5 mi • Est. 8 h 57 m
Uncompahgre Peak via Ridgestock Driveway Trail is a 14.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake City, Colorado that offers scenic views and is only recommended for very experiShow more
#7 - Sunshine Peak via Mills Creek TH
Redcloud Peak Wilderness Study Area
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 5 h 42 m
Sunshine Peak via Mills Creek TH is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake City, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experiencShow more
#8 - Wetterhorn Basin via West Fork Trail
Uncompahgre Wilderness
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
Wetterhorn Basin via West Fork Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake City, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbShow more
#9 - Cinnamon Pass Road
Lake City, Colorado
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Length: 9.2 mi
This is a great "first trail" when starting a week in the area. On the west side, just after starting the trail, the steep rocky part begins. If you don't have low range or 4x4, this part will be diffShow more
#10 - Cataract Lake Trail
Handies Peak Wilderness
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 5 h 19 m
Dogs are technically allowed, but this hike involves creek crossings and may not be suitable for all dogs. Show more
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