Blue Lake via Three Forks

South Fork, Colorado 81154

Blue Lake via Three Forks

Blue Lake via Three Forks Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The hike to beautiful Blue Lake, located in a high alpine setting, is just as stunning as the destination itself. First you’ll hike through the lovely realms of the Conejos River drainage, then you’ll cross the open meadows of the El Rito Azul drainage. Look for wildflowers and animal life.

From the trailhead head southwest along the Conejos River via Three Forks Trail 712. You’ll travel through trees at times, but mostly you’ll be in a wide-open meadow. It’s an easy hike to 1.9 miles and a spot called Three Forks, where the North and Middle Forks of the Conejos River come together with El Rito Azul."

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Trail Information

South Fork
Nearby City
1,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
6-8 hours
Fishing, Camping
Additional Use
Rio Grande National Forest, Conejos Peak Ranger District, La Jara; (719) 274-8971
Local Contacts
USGS Summit Peak, Platoro, Elephant Head Rock, and Victoria Lake; Trails Illustrated South San Juan/Del Norte; DeLorme 3D TopoQuad CD-ROM; Maptech Terrain Navigator CD-ROM
Local Maps