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Telluride Gold Season: Woods Lake

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Some love the winter and flock for the skiing. Some love the summer and come for the music festivals. And then there is fall. The time of year everyone loves. The time of year when the Aspen trees turn from a lively green to a glowing gold. The San Juan Mountains are known for their amazing fall foliage with various parks, county roads and outdoor spaces to enjoy them in. From Last Dollar Road to Wilson Mesa, Jud Wiebe and Bear Creek Trail. 

Yesterday afternoon, Visit Telluride headed over to Woods Lake to hike around and enjoy the gold season. From year to year the fall season foliage peaks at different times. With a later monsoon season, Telluride's foliage has just begun to change and Woods Lake is no exception to this. 

With various easy hiking trails surrounding the lake, all levels of hikers can enjoy their time spent here. So, pack a lunch and a jacket and make your way out for a relaxing, beautiful day of activity! 

  • Pet friendly: dogs must be on a leash at all times, horse-friendly
  • Camping: Campground is currently closed for the season but worth checking out for future trips
  • Trail Difficulty: EASY (hikers can access various areas from Woods Lake that are MORE difficult)
  • Directions to Woods Lake 
Gold Season Getaway starting at $109. Find out more here

Collecting leaves with Visit Telluride office doy Remy.

Collecting leaves with Visit Telluride office dog, Remy. 

Fall colors are just hitting their peak on the trails surrounding the lake. 



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