Baldwin Lake, CO

US Forest Service

Baldwin Lake

Baldwin Lake is a small alpine lake located to the west of Mount Antero (14,269 ft). The lake is home to native Cutthroat trout. The road to Baldwin Lake is usually "snow-free" from June until...[more]



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From Nathrop, Colorado (located halfway between Buena Vista and Salida), travel west on County Road 162 for about 12 miles to the Baldwin Lake/Mt. Antero road (Forest Road 277). Turn left at the split onto FR 277 and begin traveling uphill for approximately 2.5 miles. FR 277 bears to the right and continues uphill on a rocky climb to the lake. Four-wheel drive or an ATV is a must for this rough road!

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