• Hope Lake telluride
    • Hope Lake telluride
    • Hope Lake telluride
    • Hope Lake telluride



Hope Lake

Hike Hope Lake

Distance: 3.3 miles one way

Difficulty: Moderate

Elevation Gain: Approx. 1,500 feet

Time: Approx. 2 hours one way

Hope Lake is a beautiful alpine lake nestled above Trout Lake and the neighboring 13,752 foot San Miguel Peak. This is one of our favorite hikes, wildflowers galore! Expect this trail to be fairly busy during the summer months with limited parking. 


From Telluride, travel three miles west on Highway 145. Turn left onto Highway 145 South towards Mountain Village. Follow for 8.5 miles and turn left onto County Road 63A towards Trout Lake and Priest Lake. Proceed for approximately 1.5 miles until you reach the in the road marked as "Hope Lake". Proceed up this rocky road for approximately 2.5 miles to the Hope Lake Trailhead. High clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicles recommended. 

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Trout Lake,  Colorado  81426
United States