If you always wanted to come across a mysterious phone booth that may or may not be able to transport you to another world, we've got the scoop on one such spot. Alta Lakes in Colorado is home to a lone telephone booth planted neatly alongside the water. Though we can't say for sure, it all seems very Dr. Who-ish and might be there to access other realms.

No one knows how this vintage booth ended up at the edge of an alpine lake, but its a magical addition to the gorgeous landscape.

Alta Lakes near Telluride, Colorado, sits among the wilderness with breathtaking views.

Three lakes make up the area, and it is by the third you will find the mysterious booth nestled among the foliage.

As you approach the water's edge, you will see the vintage structure sitting peacefully near the shimmering lake, as if it has been there since the dawn of time.

For all we know, it has, and we hope that if we jump inside, it will take us on a Dr. Who worthy adventure.

It adds a unique touch to the already stunning setting and gives you a reason to seek it out.

You can drive up to the lakes and enjoy hiking trails, paddle boarding, or set up camp at the few free areas around.

To access the lakes from Telluride, you can head south on Highway 145 for five miles before turning east on Forest Road #632. Follow that for a little over three miles to reach the first lake.

From there, you can hike around the area and make your way to the third lagoon, and the mystical telephone booth.

Just make sure you're prepared for anything when you step inside its red lacquered walls - it could turn out to be the adventure of a lifetime.

Alta Lakes

Price: Free

Address: 649 Rd., Telluride, CO

Why You Need To Go: You can seek out the mysterious vintage telephone booth nestled on the lakeshore near this stunning alpine lagoon.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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