Adams Lake

Total Miles
15.4

Elevation

3,380.84 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

7

Difficult

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Have fun on this high mountain remote trail to beautiful Adams Lake. Enjoy remote camping at the lake and exploring tons of trails on the way to Blair Mountain. Licensed vehicles will make it to Rifle and Meeker. Open mid-June to mid-November, depending on snow.

Photos of Adams Lake

Adams Lake
Adams Lake
Adams Lake

Difficulty

Difficult. No major obstacles, but very rocky and steep in places. Snows melt late so expect wet, muddy conditions in spots. Only the most aggressive SUVs with very high clearance should attempt it.

Technical Rating

7

Status Reports

D Mcl
Nov 04, 2023
4x4
Open
Snow/Ice
Muddy/Wet
Dickey Karlis
Jul 24, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
Brad Thompson
Jul 18, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

Access Description

Take I-70 to Dotsero, Exit 133. (Westbound traffic must continue another 0.7 mile on frontage road to Colorado River Road.) Head north along the paved Colorado River Road 301, following signs to Burns. At 1.7 miles, turn left on Coffee Pot Road. Continue uphill 27.3 miles to major fork where signs show Deep Lake to right. Turn left on F.S. 601 towards Heart Lake and go another 1.5 miles, where 601 goes left to Adams Lake.

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