The Woods Lake Trail has it all: spruce and fir forests, a large alpine lake, and outstanding views of Lone Cone and the La Sal Mountains in Utah. It is also an access route to Navajo Lake. Accessing Navajo Lake is less strenuous from Woods Lake than from the Lizard Head pass side.
Distance: 8 miles round-trip
Elevation Gain: 2,500 feet
Time: 5 hours
Camping: 40+ fee campsites located around the gorgeous lake available for a fee. For more information and pricing, visit the National Forest Service.
The trailhead begins from the Woods Lake Campground. From Telluride, take CO 145 towards Placerville. Take a left at Fall Creek Road and follow for eight miles to the Woods Lake Campground. The trailhead is located to the left of the picnic tables. The trail begins with a gradual incline and gets steeper as you get closer to the junction with the Navajo Lake trail.