Piney Lake

Beautiful views of the Gore Range!

Phantom Canyon Road near Cañon City

How to get there:

Located 12 miles north of Vail.

  • From I-70/C470 to Exit 176
  • 84 miles 1 hr 20 mins
  • GPS
  • I-70/Exit 176
  • 39.6435 -106.3739

In General:CampgroundFishing AvailableHikingcanoeinghorseback riding

  • Length: 12 miles
  • Driving Time: min. 45 mins

Dirt road in fair condition; most two-wheel drive vehicles should be able to handle the drive just fine. Piney River Ranch sits near the lake and offers recreation activities like canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, horseback riding, and more.

Photo Ops:VistasWildlifewildflowers

Moose are often spotted near Piney Lake. Gorgeous vistas of the Gore Range. Wildflower filled meadows.

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