Lionshead Rock Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Minturn, Colorado 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.
dogs on leash
great hike. i was a little confused at the beginning because there is no signage for Lionshead Rock Trail - start out on Game Creek Trail. I got started around 9 or 9:30 and was surprised that i didn't see ANYONE on the way up. i was a little paranoid about surprising wildlife so i felt a little silly singing most of the way up! some really nice views on the way up, but mostly in the trees. i was pleasantly surprised when i got to the top and got to go out on the big rocks and see the great views! if i'd been with someone else i would have really enjoyed hanging out on the rocks with a little picnic, but i was alone, so i enjoyed it about 15 minutes then headed back down. did pass about 3 groups of hikers on their way up when i was headed down.
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!
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
I got engaged here yesterday, so it will forever be 5 stars! Perfect place for a surprise proposal!!
Beautiful hike today with my dog. The foliage and views were perfect for a Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
Fun. Uphill all the way but not too hard
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!
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!!