6.0 miles
2,570 ft
-2,395 ft
2 miles
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Blue Lakes from Yankee Boy Basin is a 6 mile less popular expert route located near Telluride Colorado. This hike primary route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 2 trails. This route climbs 2,570 ft with a max elevation of 12,994 ft then descends -2,395 ft.
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  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Blue Lakes from Yankee Boy Basin mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    10,955 ft
  • Altitude start
    12,472 ft
  • Altitude end
    12,648 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    709 ft


  1. Walk northwest on Blue Lakes (Pass).
  2. Continue for 600 meters.
  3. Keep left to stay on Blue Lakes (Pass).
  4. Continue for 300 meters.
  5. Turn right to stay on Blue Lakes (Pass).
  6. Continue for 4 kilometers.
  7. Turn left onto Blue Lakes.
  8. Continue for 100 meters.
  9. Walk north on Blue Lakes.
  10. Continue for 90 meters.
  11. Turn right onto Blue Lakes (Pass).
  12. Continue for 4 kilometers.
  13. Turn left to stay on Blue Lakes (Pass).
  14. Continue for 300 meters.
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Blue Lakes (Pass)
Aug 25, 2020 @ 8:58am
Aug 25, 2020
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  • By 1Hunter-R & contributors
  • #37827 - 450 views