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Fishing: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Taylor River Ranger District

Quick Facts

Mirror Lake

Elevation: 11,000 Feet (3428.9 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: No
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 130, 129
Recommended Season: Summer
Usage: Moderate in Summer
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle

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General Description

This beautiful alpine lake lies in the shadow of the Continental Divide at an elevation of 11,000 feet. The lake supports brook and rainbow trout, but the fishing is rated as poor by the Forest Service. Mirror Lake Campground provides ten campsites on the lake shore. Nonmotorized boating is permitted on this lake of 27 surface acres.

Directions from Taylor Park Trading Post: From Taylor Park turn on to Forest Road #765, which will bring you into Tincup. Take Road #267 east three miles from the town of Tincup to Mirror Lake.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-June through Mid-September .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Family Camping Mirror Lake
ICON Cold Water Fishing Mirror Lake
ICON Hiking & Walking Timberline Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Timberline Trail
ICON Bird Identification Mirror Lake
ICON Plant Identification Mirror Lake
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Mirror Lake
ICON Viewing Scenery Mirror Lake

Related Activities
Timberline (N & S) Trailhead - The Timberline Trailhead lies along Cottonwood Pass Road near the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness boundary. Timberline Trail and the Continental Divide Trail lead north and south from this trailhead.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Gunnison National Forest, 216 North Colorado , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-0471


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