Turquoise Lake

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12.5 Miles

Route Type

Out and Back




1130 ft.

Highest Elevation



Run the shoreline of one of Colorado’s largest lakes, with sweeping views of its tallest peaks.

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Turquoise Lake Walkthrough

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How to Run Turquoise Lake

Beginning at the Mayqueen Campground, run the shoreline of the lake clockwise. This trail rolls gently as it crosses a few streams and old mine areas. The lake is accessible from nearly any point of the trail, and you’ll cross a few beach areas on the eastern half. Drinking water is seasonally available at the campgrounds along the eastern half of the trail, and filterable water is frequently available. Turn around at County Road 4 and go back the way you came, or, continue on the road back to Mayqueen to make it a full loop, about 12.5 miles.

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