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Boss Lake Reservoir

(Boss Lake - Located Near Garfield, CO and Monarch Mountain In Chaffee County)

Boss Lake Trailhead The Boss Lake Trailhead is located approximately one mile from Garfield on U.S. Highway 50. If you have a high clearance 4-wheel drive vehicle, you can drive up to the trailhead, or you can do as I did: Park along the highway (across from the Monarch Lodge) and hike one mile up the road. The trail is about 0.5 miles to the lake.

Another way up is to hike on "Boss Lake Road" (CR 235) which goes around Syncline Hill and then directly to the reservoir. Review your topographical map for details.

Boss Lake Reservoir
Boss Lake Reservoir
I am not necessarily much of a lake enthusiast, but I was curious to hike the trail and see a new place in Chaffee County.

I also figured this would be a decent and simple hike to keep me in shape with my plans to climb Mt. Sneffels next Monday morning.

At the lake, the view looking back east toward the canyon that leads to Maysville, Poncha Springs and Salida.
Boss Lake Reservoir Colorado An old structure.

Other pages in the Monarch Pass and Salida area:

  • Bike Monarch Pass
  • Tenderfoot Mountain
  • Mount Ouray
  • Miniature Golf in Salida
  • Bike Poncha Pass
  • Methodist Mountain
  • Bald Mountain
  • Browns Creek Falls
  • Boss Lake Reservoir Colorado
    Boss Lake Reservoir
    The lighting was a little difficult at time. I did, however, think this photo with all the green was kind of nice.

    Other Colorado lakes and reservoirs:

  • Lost Lake
  • Blue Mesa Reservoir
  • Kite Lake
  • Clear Creek Reservoir
  • Mount Aetna Colorado I zoomed-in on Mt. Aetna, a Colorado "13er" that doesn't got a lot of respect. Mark my words, I will climb it soon and give it its due admiration. :)
    Boss Lake Reservoir My favorite picture of the reservoir.

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