Lake Fork Trail # 716

Area Status: Open

The Lake Fork trail is 3.2 miles long. It begins at Forest Road 140 and ends at the Forest Boundary at Big Lake. This is a pleasant day hike from either Lake Fork Campround to Big Lake and return, or from Platoro to Big Lake and return. At Big Lake you may continue on Tobacco Lake Trail #715. Fishing is available along this trail. The trail is open for the following uses: motorcycle riding, mountain biking, hiking, horse riding, and backpacking.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking


General Info:


From Antonito, CO: take US 285 south 0.3 miles to Hwy 17. Continue straight on Hwy17 and go 21.9 miles to Platoro sign (Forest Rd. 250). Turn right at sign onto Rd. 250 (dirt) and go 17.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground

From Platoro, CO: Trail begins from Conejos Avenue in Platoro

OHV Trail Riding


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Current Conditions


  Area/Length : 
3.2 miles

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  Elevation : 
9480 - 10500