Lake Colorado City State Park

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Trails Information

Enjoy beautiful lake views in a quiet park full of wildlife.

color illustration of a prickly pear cactusWhether you're a hiker, birder, kayaker or just want to relax in a campsite or cabin, Lake Colorado City State Park has what your heart desires. Hiking trails along the lake and wildlife around every corner make this place an outdoor enthusiast's paradise.


This list may not include all trails in the park.

Trail Distance Difficulty Description
Cactus Cut Trail 1 mile
Easy - Moderate Cactus Cut Trail is an easy to moderate level hike along the lake's edge, a perfect family hike. Starting at the trailhead east of the Recreation Hall, the trail cuts through cacti and brush and ends over by the Lakeview Camping Area. You'll encounter great views of Lake Colorado City as well as the power plant. Check out our educational trail signs along the way. 
Roadrunner Loop Trail 2.1 miles
(total loop)
Moderate Roadrunner Loop Trail is a moderate hike with some challenging parts. Prepare yourself for some rugged terrain in a few places and pack plenty of water. Stop for a break at Picnic Overlook with a great view of the lake. Rock Ridge is a must-see spot that separates the lake from a hidden pond. Listen and watch for birds and other wildlife that call Lake Colorado City State Park home. 
List of Trails

Points of Interest

GPS coordinates shown in decimal degrees.

Point Latitude Longitude Description
Headquarters and Park Store 32.31825° -100.9364° Register for a cabin or campsite, rent a kayak, pick up information about the park and surrounding area, or grab a gift or souvenir. Our park staff are friendly and helpful!
Recreation Hall 32.3215° -100.9316° With a maximum capacity of 75, this spacious hall with commercial kitchen and huge barbecue pit is a great place for everything from meetings to family reunions.
Trailheads 32.3213° -100.9304° Cactus Cut Trail or Roadrunner Loop Trail? It's your choice! Both trails start right here. Enjoy your hiking adventure with great lake views.
Rock Ridge 32.3168° -100.9269° This levee ridge between the lake and a hidden pond on Roadrunner Loop Trail is a great place to view wildlife and the surrounding area.
Lakeview Dock 32.3327° -100.9277° This small dock is a great place to try your luck at catching a fish. It's just a short walk from the Lakeview Camping Area and cabins.
Day-use Area 32.3386° -100.9300° A great area to picnic or enjoy some fun in the sun at the swimming beach. Go for a swing on the playground or launch your boat. The day-use area also has a large open air pavilion you can reserve for a group function.
Picnic Overlook 32.3207° -100.9304° This overlook on Roadrunner Loop Trail is a wonderful place to enjoy the view or sit and have a quiet lunch.
List of Points of Interest

Staying Safe

  • Know your limits. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes.
  • Drink plenty of water. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart of water per hour of activity.
  • Tell others where you’ll be. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return.
  • Wear a life jacket. The law requires that all children under age 13 wear one with adult supervision while boating.
  • Potentially harmful plants and animals live here. You’ll see them more easily if you stay on trails.

Trail Etiquette

  • Trash your trash. Keep the park natural. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace.
  • Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them sick and more likely to harm people.
  • Keep pets on leashes for their safety, and to protect wildlife.
  • Take only memories and pictures. Disturbing or removing any of the park's plants, animals or artifacts is a violation of state law.