Ophir to Trout Lake

Ophir to Trout Lake

Embark on a journey where history meets adventure, enveloped by nature's grandeur.

Welcome to Ophir, Ames and Trout Lake

Nestled amid the majestic mountains, this is a region that sings the song of history and echoes the thrill of adventure. The old mining town of Ophir, bisected into East and West, carries the legacy of a bygone era and is home to a strong outdoor enthusiasts community. The higher elevation and the surrounding national forest bestow unparalleled beauty, offering countless opportunities to hike, bike, or backcountry ski right from your doorstep.
 
The historic power plant in Ames, known for its hydroelectric magic and a part of Tesla's first alternating current to the town of Telluride, adds a technological marvel to this scenic splendor. Summer in this region takes a thrilling turn with Ophir Pass to Red Mountain Pass, offering an incredible off-road 4WD experience that can take you over to Ouray and Silverton, with the backcountry haven of Opus Hut waiting at the top.
 

What to Love

  • Phenomenal alpine access for backcountry skiing and recreation
  • Mystic Falls: a must-visit waterfall hike
  • Trout Lake: Ideal for fishing, SUPing, and lake cabins
  • Big views on the stunning San Juan Skyway

Local Lifestyle

Life in this area is an unending celebration of nature's wonders. Residents often find themselves exploring Mystic Falls, an enchanting waterfall hike that never fails to mesmerize. Trout Lake, another local favorite, offers everything from fishing to SUPing, with its lake cabins providing a perfect escape for the day or the weekend. Situated on the picturesque San Juan Skyway, the area promises stunning views and myriad opportunities for outdoor enjoyment, making it a paradise for those who love to live close to nature.
 

Things to Do

Adventure and exploration define the area. From hiking the captivating Mystic Falls to enjoying a day at Trout Lake, every season brings something new. Winter enthusiasts will find themselves in a skiing paradise, with backcountry trails leading to the high alpine. Summer, on the other hand, offers thrilling 4WD experiences on the Ophir Pass to Red Mountain Pass, connecting to Ouray and Silverton. Whether it's the adrenaline rush of skiing or the serenity of a lakeside cabin, the region offers a myriad of experiences, each waiting to become a cherished memory.
 

Around Ophir to Trout Lake, CO

There's plenty to do around Ophir to Trout Lake, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

5
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Trout Lake, Alta Lakes, and Lake Hope Trail.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 0.91 miles 3 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.9 miles 1 review 5/5 stars
Active 1.47 miles 1 review 5/5 stars

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