Chaffee County Colorado Ptarmigan Lake Trail #1444 

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Author: Chaffee County Colorado
Date: 27 Jun 2007 3:36:02 PM
Activity: Hiking
State: Colorado (CO)
Distance: 2.74 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 1523 ft
Total Loss: 53 ft
Net Change: 1470 ft
Difficulty: 5 / 10
Tags: Colorado, Wetmore
Rating:   2 rating(s) Rate it

Ptarmigan Lake Trail #1441 is a popular destination for hikers with an 11 acre lake at tree line. The total lenght of the trail is three miles and gently winds east and south to timberline.  Fishing is often excelent for native cutthroat trout. Camping is suggested at a lower elevation below treeline. The trailhead has a vault toilet and adequate parking. No overnight camping permitted at the trailhead.  For more information please contact the San Isabel Ranger District office in Salida at 325 W. Hwy 50 or call 719-539-3591.

TO TRAILHEAD: From the traffic light in Buena Vista, turn left and travel 15 miles on County Road 306 to the trailhead.  The Trailhead is located on the left side of the road and hte access road leads o a paved parking area. 

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Ptarmigan Lake

Distance: 2.74 mi Points: 74
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi

Points of Interest


Location: 38.803360, -106.375259


Location: 38.783916, -106.381081


Location: 38.778595, -106.383347


Location: 38.803474, -106.374840
Ptarmigan Lake Trailhead and Parking Lot


Location: 38.791737, -106.369934
Intersection with road, continue straight on trail


Location: 38.778210, -106.384140
End of Trail at Lake


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