Lionshead Rock Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Lionshead Rock Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Minturn, CO that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles 1691 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

Not sure we ever officially saw "lionshead rock," and it should be noted the trail is VERY difficult in snow. That said, it was beautiful!

25 days ago

Great views. Trail ends at the peak where the metal stake is. However the trail continues on but doesn't end till you get to vail. Very relaxing scenery

hiking
1 month ago

I got engaged here yesterday, so it will forever be 5 stars! Perfect place for a surprise proposal!!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike today with my dog. The foliage and views were perfect for a Sunday.

hiking
3 months ago

Game Creek trail along the creek and then take the right trail over the creek. Relentlessly uphill but no cliffs or rocks to scramble over (Mary). View at the top is fabulous though the drop is precipitous.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Decent hike. Somewhat confusing at the start. The trail head sign indicates "Game Creek" and not Lions Head. A fork at approx 1/2 mi shows Game Creek and Cougar Ridge (i.e. Lions Head). No where along the route was there Lions Head trail marker. Steady upward climb with rocky sections. Abundant vegetation along the route. Probably a spectacular hike in late July when flowers are blooming. Traffic noise at the start and crest but otherwise a serene hike.

3 months ago

An excellent hike, surrounded by berries, beautiful trees, and chirping squirrels! The Rock was a fantastic culmination- I hung out at the top for a good two or three hours.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun. Uphill all the way but not too hard

3 months ago

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Perfect hike that was not crowded early morning on a Friday in July. Saw a bunch of wildlife; bear, grouse, deer, small birds/animals. Beautiful trail with gorgeous views on the way up. Great trail for any experience and age to give a go!

hiking
4 months ago

I hiked Lionshead with my 8 yo son this summer. A great and rewarding view at the top, especially for a young hiker. Lots of ascending and switchbacks but a great moderate hike for a young hiker. I will never forget the look on his face when we reached the top!!

hiking
4 months ago

Nothing says lionshead, it is Game Creek trail. We took the split to the right for cougar ridge. Definitely bring bug spray!!! The flies were awful. It wasn't too hard if you hike fairly regularly. The views were pretty but not as epic as I've seen.

4 months ago

4 months ago

Good but quick. The views were nice, but not classic

hiking
4 months ago

If you don't like ascending pretty much the entire time, this trail is not for you. I hiked up to the highest point, but could have stopped and turned around at two beautiful overlook points.

At the trail head it appears the land owner has built an 'upper trail' because the original used to go through his property by his house. Just turn right before going into the gate. I was confused because my maps did not show the upper trail, but he was kind enough to point me around. Once you do start on the path he has put up a bunch of signs, ropes and orange marker tapes to keep you on the path, but you soon leave his property area and the scenery is beautiful.

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome! Intense at times. Bloody flies

hiking
6 months ago

Moderate climb. Easy terrain. Fully wooded. A few beautiful vistas. From trailhead (Game Creek Trail) take trail marked Cougars Ridge at first juncture. It's the trail to the right. There are no signs that say "Lionshead".

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing! Easy and fun!