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Beautiful Views

We drove up to the blue lakes one morning after it had snowed. Views were so beautiful. We hiked... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Dallas, Texas
Early fall the trees are beautiful

Fairly easy drive, on a decent dirt road. 4wd is not required. The lower lake is a nice view in... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Austin, Texas
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“mountain goats”(17 reviews)
“lower lake”(4 reviews)
“quandary peak”(4 reviews)
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Hiway 9 South of Breck to Blue Lakes Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

We drove up to the blue lakes one morning after it had snowed. Views were so beautiful. We hiked around and saw some marmots, chipmunks, and some pikas, but unfortunately, no mountain goats. It was definitely worth the drive down the unpaved road.

Thank rubletx
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Fairly easy drive, on a decent dirt road. 4wd is not required. The lower lake is a nice view in the valley. The upper lake isn't worth the one lane dirt road up to it, in my opinion. Drive-able up to the lake with a...More

1  Thank MotoTravlr
Reviewed 31 August 2018

This is an area still pristine from marketization, tourism, businesses.. I enjoyed the lake views & open spaces

Thank Bekah W
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The road isn't great, but you are only on it for about a mile. We went at about 4:30 pm. We parked at the first parking lot and hiked up to the waterfall (as far as we could go). It was not a difficult hike...More

Thank travelingal31
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I think the rough road keep away many tourists as this place was uncrowded and really pretty. I didn't see any goats, but really enjoyed the beauty of the cirque and the snow fed lakes.

Thank james l
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I used to live out here and loved taking our son back up the dirt road to the lakes. Make sure you stay on your side of the road and your car is good on bumpy dirt roads. The coffee van at the bottom of...More

Thank trishcoxnh
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This pair of lakes, an upper reservoir with a waterfall draining it that is the water source for the lower lake, is an interesting place to visit if you have just hiked up Quandary Peak, have not yet had your fill of an exciting day,...More

1  Thank AnnArborMiBob
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Great Views, but the road to the Blue Lakes is two miles of gravel road and it is a very rough road. The view of the lake and the dam is very beautiful. We saw Mountain Goats at high elevations and witnessed them walking down...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 21 June 2018

First of all the drive can be made in any vehicle in the summer. I don't know what the road is like in the winter. We rented a minivan and had no trouble getting up there. Once we were up there we park at the...More

1  Thank Kyle H
Reviewed 8 June 2018

This area is not only breathtakingly beautiful, but if you get there mid-morning, there are mountain goats that come down to the parking area to lick salt off the cars, eat, and drink from the lake. They are curious, but will only get about 5...More

1  Thank JennyVanPink
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Response from AnnArborMiBob | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, but I very much doubt it. It is in Monte Cristo Gulch, and most gulches in this part of the Rockies do not have cell service.
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Response from GenevaCreek | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a weekday in late July around noon. There were no goats. If you are already in Breck, this is a short drive off the highway, so you might check. It is hard to tell when they will show up. If you are... More