Red Lake Trail

South San Juan Wilderness Area, Colorado

Elevation Gain865ft
Trailhead Elevation10,998ft
Elevation Min/Max10996/11743ft
Elevation Start/End10998/10998ft

Red Lake Trail

Red Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Conejos County, Colorado. It is within South San Juan Wilderness Area and Rio Grande National Forest. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 10,998 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 865 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.

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Hiking Colorado's Weminuche and South San Juan Wilderness Areas - 3rd Edition (Falcon Guides)
Donna Ikenberry
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"If you like starting at high elevations and staying there, then this is the trail for you. It begins at 10,980 feet, reaches a high point at 11,735 feet, and then descends to Red Lake at 11,550 feet. Magnificent views, wildflowers, and animal life are a plus on this hike. Sign in at the register, and then hike Red Lake Trail 733. You’ll start on an old logging road, traveling through the trees at an easy-to-moderate grade. Soon you’ll reach the tree line and enjoy spacious views as you ascend to the wilderness boundary at 1.3 miles. After 1.5 miles you’ll see rock cairns heading west and northwest." Read more

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Trail Information

South San Juan Wilderness Area
Nearby City
South San Juan Wilderness Area
Skill Level
Additional Use
Views, Wildflowers
Rio Grande National Forest, Conejos Peak Ranger District, La Jara; (719) 274-8971;
Local Contacts
USGS Cumbres; Trails Illustrated South San Juan/Del Norte; DeLorme 3D TopoQuad CD-ROM; Maptech Terrain Navigator CD-ROM
Local Maps