Blue Lake in the San Juans will be an epic backpack with a wide variety of activities and scenery. Plan on 2 days travel and 5 days backpacking for this trip.
On Monday we meet early in the morning for Our day of driving to the Three forks trail head. North East of Pagosa springs. We will car camp at the three forks trail head Monday Night.
Tuesday we will begin Our first day of Hiking. We will hike up the Most Western Fork that heads South to Blue lake. This will be a 7.1 mile hike starting at 10,200 feet and climbing to 11,500 feet, where we will spend two nights at blue lake. This will give us a day to aclimate to elevation do some fishing, or we can do a day hike to Conejos peak at 13,159ft. The activity will be up to individuals.
We will not be back down below 11,000Ft until we return to the trail head.
Wednesday we will have are shortest hike to lake Anne of 5.2 miles. We will camp below lake Anne but we will be Climbing up to Lake Anne Fishing and exploring. It is above the tree line at 12,000 feet.
Day four we will hike 7.1 miles over to Adams fork of the three Forks. We will find camping as close to the top of the fork as possible. This puts us at a trail Junction That gives us access to Summit Peak Which is the highest peak in the area at 13,200.
On the morning of the Fifth day as an option we can bag the peak and then head 6.7 miles back down the Adams fork to Our Vehicles.
We will then spend the night in Pagosa Springs, and freshen up for the drive back the next day.
I will set up a hotel in Pagosa Springs and when I do I will post the fee. I expect it to be around 100 dollars per person for the hotel.
This will be a hike for experienced backpackers only and I will approve everyone. We can take up to 15 people. Everyone will go to the waiting list until I aprove them.
I have attached a link to a youtube video of a similar trip