Summer Hike to Opal Lake
To get to Opal Lake, Drive south on HWY. 84 from Pagosa to Blanco Basin Road #326. After driving 10 miles, turn right and go across the Blanco River Bridge. Follow Castle Creek Road #660 until you reach a junction for Opal Lake Trailhead.
There are some steep spots on the trail and then you will reach an open meadow and the Lake.