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Backpacking: Colorado > Rio Grande National Forest > Conejos Peak Ranger District

Quick Facts

Cliff Lake

Beginning Elevation: 11,400 Feet (3553.6 Meters) Kerr Lake

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General Description

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This as a picturesque lake with scenic views but no developed access. From Stunner Pass take Kerr Lake Four-Wheel Drive Road 257 to Kerr Lake. Then you will have to bushwhack about 1.5 miles over Cornwall Mountain to Cliff Lake. The lake is subject to winterkill in extreme years.

Directions from Kerr Lake: No developed access. From Kerr Lake on Forest Road #257 hike 1.5 miles over Cornwall Mountain to Cliff Lake.

Seasonal Information:
Recreation Season: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Platoro Reservoir
ICON Fishing Cliff Lake
ICON Four-Wheel Driving follow Kerr Lake to the end
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Cliff Lake; Kerr and Lilly Pond Lakes nearby
ICON Mountain Biking Kerr Lake Four-Wheel Drive Road
ICON ATV Riding Kerr Lake Four-Wheel Drive Road
ICON Motorcycle Riding Kerr Lake Four-Wheel Drive Road

Related Activities
Kerr Lake - The road is rough and steep in places and shouldn't be attempted without a 4 WD. 85% of the lake shore is rated is rated easy to fish.

Kerr Lake Road - The Kerr Lake Road heads north from the summit of Stunner Pass.

More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Conejos Peak Ranger Station, 15571 County Road T-5, P.O. Box 420 , La Jara, CO, 81140, Phone: 719-274-8971, TTY: 719-274-3139


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