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Basics
Location:
North of Durango
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
2 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
1 to 1.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9400 feet
Elevation Change:
-400 feet
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall

Description

This trail is short and easy. Passing through aspen glades, it offers excellent views of Engineer Mountain, Grayrock Peak, and Spud Mountain, along with good views of the Needle Mountains to the east. The lake has fishing and a pleasant place to relax. This is a great summer hike for all ages, and the aspen leaves during the fall can be excellent spectacular.

Location:
North of Durango
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
2 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
1 to 1.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
9400
Elevation Change:
-400
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall
Useful Map(s):
USGS Quad: Engineer Mountain
Basic Directions

On Hwy. 550 drive about 28 miles north of Durango and turn east on Old Lime Creek Road (FDR 591). Follow this dirt road some 3½ miles until you come to a fairly big, marshy lake covered with lily pads. The trailhead is just around the corner on the left, with plenty of parking spots.

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