What’s in a Name?

Porcupine Lake is a small lake located 11 miles north of Steamboat and accessed from the Mad Creek Trail. Adjacent to Horse Thief Park where ranchers grazed their herds, Porcupine Ridge was so named because the cattle often came for water with porcupine quills in their faces. Whether you're up for a day-hike, fly-fishing adventure or setting off on a multi-day backpacking trip, there's sure to be ample trout in this first of many lakes on the way to the Continental Divide Trail.