Waterdog Lake Trail

Lake City, Colorado 81235

Waterdog Lake Trail

Waterdog Lake Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"What a hike! You don’t need to drive if you are already in Lake City. Best of all, your dog will love it. The hike is on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land, so your pet can be off-leash. Since the trail winds through a forest, there is plenty of shade and water along the way.

This hike was discovered through what turned out to be a fortuitous turn of events. Being stuck in Lake City because of car trouble we fretted that our hiking plans had to be canceled. A local resident who overheard us talking about our troubles suggested that we explore “Waterdog Reservoir” close to town. So we did while the car was being fixed."

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Trail Information

Lake City
Nearby City
2,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
6 to 7 hours
Best Mid to June to October
8,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
11,100 feet
Top Elevation
Bureau of Land Management, Gunnison Field Office
Local Contacts
USGS Lake City; Trail Illustrated Telluride, Silverton, Ouray, Lake City
Local Maps

Trail Log