Spending a few days away from civilisation in the lap of nature is a great way to rejuvenate. And taking your family along with you will make the trip even more memorable. The Potato or Spud Lake Trail is the place to head to if you want to explore the wilderness with your family. Situated just a little while away from Durango, this trail lies in some of the most scenic spots of the San Juan National Park. The hike is barely arduous, so it can be undertaken by people belonging to all age groups. You can simply come here for a picnic or choose to spend the night in an overnight camp. Activities around the Potato Lake include trout fishing, collecting strawberries and raspberries, photography and picking lilies from the pond. You will see plenty of wildflowers on the trail, you can collect them as well. Ornithologists have a reason to visit too; Spud Lake is a very popular place for visiting birds too.
Potato Lake Trail Travel Tips
- The best time to take pictures on this trail is from sunrise to 10am and from 4pm to dusk.
- Wildflower season is from spring to fall.
- Do not swim in the water bodies, they are full of fish and other water animals.
- Make sure to take everything you need for camping with you.
- Be safe when camping overnight, the forests are full of bears.
- Do not light cooking fires in the woods.
How to Reach Potato Lake Trail
- You can hire a car to get here.
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