Adams Lake

4.6/5 (13 reviews)
Glenwood Springs, Colorado (Garfield County)
Last Updated: 11/22/2022

Trail Information


Adams Lake is located in the White River National Forest as a spur off of Blair Mountain. If you are looking for a potential place to go camping while you are out in this area, look no further than Adams Lake. As you ascend up to the top where the lake resides, you will notice an abundance of wildflowers nestled on both sides of the loose, rocky shale inclines. Once you approach the top, a crisp, clean, cool mountain lake will greet you. The lake is surrounded by tall cliff walls and some of the most beautiful, dense patches of wildflowers as far as the eye can see. If it is not windy out, the reflection of the mountains in the crystal clear water with the rainbow trout that feed on the surface of the lake, you may never want to leave.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (13)
Official Crew
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/22/2022

This trail has closed for the season. See you next year!
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/25/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Short trail that leads up to a beautiful lake with a few campsites on the shore. The trail itself wasn't too challenging (the most challenging obstacle is at Waypoint 4 but you can go around it without leaving the trail - I opted to go straight over it and had no issues) but there are a couple obstacles that were still fun to play around on. NOTE: There's an obstacle between Waypoints 4 & 5 that isn't shown in the trail guide but it's not difficult - it's pretty similar to Waypoint 4 and is immediately after it.
Official Crew
Visited: 05/21/2022

According to the MVUM, this trail is open for the season! This trail may be impassable due to snowpack so please plan accordingly and bring all necessary recovery gear.
Official Crew
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/22/2021

Closed for the season! See you in 2022!
Official Crew
Visited: 10/31/2021

Snow has fallen in Colorado making this trail potentially dangerous, if not impassable. Please use caution if you decide to go out and explore.

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