Spud Lake Trail 661

San Juan National Forest, Colorado

Distance1.2mi
Elevation Gain562ft
Trailhead Elevation9,382ft
Top9,804ft
Elevation Min/Max9382/9804ft
Elevation Start/End9382/9382ft

Spud Lake Trail 661

Spud Lake Trail (661) is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Juan County, Colorado. It is within San Juan National Forest. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 9,382 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 562 feet.

Spud Lake Trail (661) Professional Reviews and Guides

"As one of the easiest hikes in this book, Spud Lake is a great excursion for family members of nearly all ages. From ages 4 to 84, all can reach this beautiful little lake for a picnic and some fine fishing.

Of course, its easy access makes this lake a very popular destination, so don’t count on solitude. The lake was named for nearby Spud Mountain; their official names are Potato Lake and Potato Hill."

"Known by locals as Spud Lake, Potato Lake is a great family adventure. Be sure to grab a fishing pole (and permit) for this hike. Potato Lake offers beautiful mountain scenery at a high-altitude fishing pond. The lake sits at the base of Spud Mountain and offers hikers hours upon hours of hiking, exploring, fishing, and relaxing options.

There is an amazing range of scenery in this part of the Four Corners region. Near the actual Four Corners, Colorado consists of high desert mesas and canyons, and as you travel east into the state, you encounter majestic alpine peaks and meadows. The San Juan National Forest features a scenic byway, the San Juan Skyway, and a Bureau of Land Management four-wheel-drive scenic byway, the Alpine Loop Back Country Byway. Visitors come here for the same reason that the locals live here: They can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, skiing, horseback riding, and camping."

"Known by locals as Spud Lake, Potato Lake is a great family adventure. Be sure to grab a fishing pole (and permit) for this hike. Potato Lake offers beautiful mountain scenery at a high-altitude fishing pond. The lake sits at the base of Spud Mountain and gives hikers hours upon hours of hiking, exploring, fishing, and relaxing options.

The San Juan National Forest is southwestern Colorado’s gateway to adventure and includes approximately 1.8 million acres of federal lands that are managed by the U.S. Forest Service. There is an amazing range of scenery in this part of the Four Corners region. Near the actual Four Corners, Colorado consists of high desert mesas and canyons, and as you travel east into the state, you will encounter majestic alpine peaks and meadows. The San Juan National Forest features a national forest scenic byway, the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway, and a Bureau of Land Management four-wheel-drive scenic byway, the Alpine Loop Backcountry Byway. Visitors come here for the same reason that the locals live here: They can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, hunting, fi shing, skiing, horseback riding, and camping."

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Trail Information

San Juan National Forest
Nearby City
San Juan National Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
San Juan National Forest, 15 Burnett Ct., Durango, CO 81301; (970) 247-4874; www.fs.usda.gov/main/sanjuan/home
Local Contacts
USGS Engineer Mountain CO
Local Maps

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Nov 2018