Turquoise Lake Road
Distance: Approximately 14 miles
Sports: Cycling, fat biking, mountain biking, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling
The peaceful paved road around Turquoise Lake leads through pine forests and open areas looking out to high peaks in the Mosquito Range, Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive, and the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Wind through its turns to access campgrounds and picnic areas, or ride around it by bike for a scenic workout. When the snow flies, it’s groomed for winter sports.
Like to mountain bike? At the dam and the May Queen Campground, the road connects to a singletrack that lets you loop back by trail.
The Turquoise Lake Road makes a loop that connects County Roads 9C, 9, and 4. Parking is available at the dam, on County Road 4 just past the intersection with 9C, or at the many campgrounds and pull offs along the way.
Care for Colorado!
- Check for Fire Restrictions — and Follow Them!
- Take Care with Fire
- Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces
And please take our Adventure by Nature Pledge.
Thank you for helping to protect our forests and homes!
Winter & Spring Trips
Visiting in winter or early spring? Please check our Colorado Backcountry Winter Safety Resources and the current avalanche forecast before you head into the backcountry!