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

Quick Facts

Taylor Lake

Elevation: 11,650 Feet (3631.5 Meters)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 127, 128
Recommended Season: Late Summer
Size: 25 surface acres
Vehicle Accessibility: Four-wheel Drive Vehicle

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General Description

This alpine lake lies east of Taylor Pass at an elevation of 11,650 feet. It is a 25 surface-acre lake that supports brook trout, although the Forest Service deems fishing at this lake as poor. Easy access to the lake can be gained from Taylor Park or Ashcroft along Taylor Pass Road, Forest Service Road 761, a rough four-wheel drive road. The Collegiate Peaks Wilderness boundary lies immediately north of Taylor Pass Road.

Directions from Taylor Park Road: Take four-wheel drive road #761 for three miles to the lake.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Family Camping Dorchester Campground
ICON Dispersed Camping Taylor Lake
ICON Cold Water Fishing Taylor Lake
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Taylor Pass Road
ICON Hiking & Walking Trail 761 to Star Peak
ICON Horseback Riding Taylor Pass Road
ICON Animal Identification Taylor Lake
ICON Bird Identification Taylor Lake
ICON Plant Identification Taylor Lake
ICON Wildflower Identification Taylor Lake
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Taylor Lake
ICON Canoeing Taylor Lake
ICON Viewing Scenery Taylor Lake

Related Activities
Dorchester Campground - Dorchester Campground is popular with off-road vehicle users. A lengthy network of motorized trails leads from the Castle Creek Valley to Taylor Reservoir.

Taylor Pass Road #761 - Taylor Pass Road climbs from Taylor Park to Taylor Pass (11,928 feet). Access to the pass may be obtained from Ashcroft or Taylor Park.

Taylor River Road - The Taylor River Road is a paved, narrow, winding road, that follows the Taylor River through Taylor Canyon. Traffic is usually very heavy in the summer months.

More Information

Visitor Information:

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


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