The Best Hiking in Lake City

Looking for the best hiking in Lake City? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Lake City. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Lake City

  • Lake City, Colorado

    Capture Fall Foliage and Whitmore Falls on Engineer Pass

    5.0
    Just outside of the small community of Lake City, Colorado is Engineer Pass, a dirt road that has amazing views and opportunities to hike, take pictures, and maybe even explore an abandoned mining town. Four wheel drive or all wheel drive is preferable, but the road can definitely be driven by a ...
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Alpine Gulch Trail

    9.31 mi / 2943 ft gain
    Alpine Gulch Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Explore Nellie Creek Falls

    5.0
    0.8 mi / 300 ft gain
    Nellie Creek Falls is a beautiful little falls, up County Road 23. The waterfall is surrounded by a forest of aspens leading up the valley. To get to the falls take the northern route of the Alpine Loop from Lake City towards Engineer Pass. In about 5 miles you come to Nellie Creek Road on the ri...
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Nellie Creek Falls Trail

    1.98 mi / 502 ft gain
    Nellie Creek Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Uncompahgre Peak via Nellie Creek Road

    7.3 mi / 2881 ft gain
    Uncompahgre Peak via Nellie Creek Road is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Wetterhorn Peak via Ridge Stock Driveway Trail

    6.86 mi / 2854 ft gain
    Wetterhorn Peak via Ridge Stock Driveway Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Wetterhorn Peak and Uncompaghre Peak

    16.63 mi / 6043 ft gain
    Wetterhorn Peak and Uncompaghre Peak is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Uncompahgre Peak via Ridgestock Driveway Trail

    14.48 mi / 4747 ft gain
    Uncompahgre Peak via Ridgestock Driveway Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Hike Redcloud and Sunshine Peaks

    5.0
    12 mi / 4800 ft gain
    The easier drive to the Silver Creek / Grizzly Gulch trailhead is reached by traveling south from Lake City and turning right onto County Road 30. Although parts can be rough and the shelf road around the base of Sunshine Peak may cause a tighter grip on the steering wheel, in dry conditions a hi...
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Redcloud Peak

    9.23 mi / 3586 ft gain
    Redcloud Peak is an out-and-back trail located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Handies Peak from Cinnamon Pass Road

    7.8 mi / 3606 ft gain
    Handies Peak from Cinnamon Pass Road is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Colorado Trail : Segment 22

    16.9 mi / 3757 ft gain
    Colorado Trail : Segment 22 is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Creede, Colorado

    Snow Mesa

    5.6 mi / 1460 ft gain
    Snow Mesa is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Cataract Gulch Trail

    4.25 mi / 1617 ft gain
    Cataract Gulch Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Cataract Lake Trail

    8.73 mi / 2753 ft gain
    Cataract Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Engineer Mountain Trail and Horsethief Trail

    14.59 mi / 3038 ft gain
    Engineer Mountain Trail and Horsethief Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Lake City, Colorado.
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