This trail can be for day use or overnight stays. Fishing in Blue Lake is moderate, but rewarding when the visitor catches one of the large Rainbow trout that are natural in this lake. This trail is restricted to foot and horse use only.
Directions from Grand Junction: Take Hwy 50 east 12 miles to Lands End Road. Travel 9 miles northeast to Kannah Creek Trail head. Travel 100 yards up the Kannah Creek Trail to Spring Camp Trail. Take Spring Camp trail 6 miles to Blue Lake Trail.
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Filed By: ken c
(grand junction, CO)
Length of Time: overnight Difficulty: Hard Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl Recommend to a Friend: Neutral Report: The previous description is false, this trail gains 3000' in just 6 miles. Fishing is terrible.
Time of Day: 7:00 am Length of Time: 15 hours Difficulty: Hard Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl Recommend to a Friend: Highly Report: if you start from the guaging station at kannah creek the elevation gain is unbelievable. very difficult. with that bieng said, not that many people will hike to blue lake (especially in mid-april) so the solitude is very nice. unbeleivable lake. rainbows and cuttys Conditions: rain, mild mud, light snow in higher elevations. had to trudge through accumulated snow of 10-30 inches the last mile or so. sunny days and starry nights. Water Availability: we brought little water and it was very available on the way up after about 1/3 of the way up. many streams. Recommended Clothing: everything from shorts to snowpants and gators. Suggested Accessories: trekking poles were nice. fishing poles a must for blue lake
Time of Day: 7:00 am Difficulty: Easy Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl Recommend to a Friend: Highly Report:
Hiking & Walking
Restricted to foot and horse use only.
Grand Junction Ranger District, 2777 Cross Road Blvd
, Grand Junction, CO, 81506, Phone: 970-242-8211
Grand Mesa National Forest, Grand Mesa Visitor Center
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