Southwest of Gunnison, the Lake City has miles of cross country skiing trails surrounding this old mining community. The trails are on a combination of National Forest and BLM lands. This area is very popular with snowmobiliers, so expect to share most trails.
To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead from Gunnison, head west on US50 for 9 miles. Turn south on SR149 for 45 miles to Lake City.
Overall, Lake City is the 44th most popular cross country ski area of all 58 Nordic ski destinations in Colorado.