A remote road to the scenic Adams Lake in Colorado

Adams Lake is a scenic high mountain lake at an elevation of 3.314m (10,872ft) above the sea level, located in Garfield County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. Remote location and steep climb to lake keeps traffic to minimum.

Adams Lake

Located within the White River National Forest, the remote road to the northeast side of the lake is totally unpaved. It’s called Adams Lake Road (Forest Road 601.2C). It’s very rough, rocky and steep in places. 4 wheel drive vehicles are required. Entire trail is above 10,000 feet with some parts at 11,000 ft. Winter comes early and stays late on this trail, so you may only be able to safely run it in the middle of the summer.

Starting from Forest Road 601, the road to the lake is 1.41km (0.88 miles) long. The drive offers some truly incredible alpine views It is a fantastic setting for dispersed camping and fishing so remember to bring along your fishing gear. The lake itself is breathtakingly beautiful and worth the trip there.
Pic: Rick Bernotas