Lake Fork Trail #836

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Lake Fork trail is 3.7 miles long. It begins at Hwy 160 and ends at Forest Trail 835.

The Lake Fork Trail has been designated a National Recreation Trail. It follows Lake Fork Creek through a rocky canyon, and gradually breaks into open meadows. The trail is generally gentle and well marked. It offers some very beautiful scenery and is easy to hike. It leaves from the Lake Fork Area where there is parking available and begins to climb through the Lake Fork Canyon. The stream flows within a few feet of the trail in many places and steep rock walls rise on either side. As the trail climbs, the terrain begins to flatten out and aspens replace the Douglas fir. Here, open meadows begin to appear and gradually Table Mountain comes into view.  

The trail is open for the following uses: Horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Toilets,Parking
Open Season: May
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Mid-June through mid October
Restrictions: No Motorized Vehicles
Closest Towns: South Fork, CO
Water: No
Restroom: YES at trailhead parking lot
Operated By: CDOT and Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From the town of South Fork, Travel west on US Hwy 160 for 10 miles. Park here in the developed Rest Area. The trail follows Lake Fork Creek to the northwest.

Recreation Map

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Interpretive Site