Explore the best hiking trails near Leadville with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike! Very steep, but perfect if you're looking for a quick hike to do. Little slippery at points due to mud and snow at the time we went! Overall, would recommend! :)

very tough. didn't make it all the way this time. the weather did us in. They aren't lying when they say you should start early. You'll want to be down before dark.

we hiked this this past weekend. the trail was "easy" as in no technical aspect to it, but a lot of it is past tree line which can make it difficult for some. the only icy areas we encountered were past tree line and along the two false summits.

the views make it ABSOLUTELY worth all the effort.

hiking
1 month ago

From the Iowa Gulch TH it was exposed, rocky, and today was very windy with small snow drifts at the top. Terrific views with little mileage and vertical gain compared to other 14ers in CO.

hiking
2 months ago

We (husband, dog and I) hiked this trail yesterday, and due to some extra walking around the lake hiked more like 3.5 miles. The hike is short but steep. It was cool at the lake but wasn't too windy. I would do it again!

Short and easy compared to most 14ers. Good views at the top, but not a lot to get excited about on a majority of the trail.

There is access to some other 13ers once you get to the top - there is pointy one called Gemini that is worth scaling since you're already up there.

trail running
2 months ago

Beautiful. I love how much mining history is spread throughout this trail. Moderate is a stretch - I would consider this easy. Miles 3-5 (marked by trail mile markers) is where almost of the gain is. Miles 7-10 are fairly boring - bring some music or an audiobook - you'll likely have cell reception the whole hike!

Gave it three starts only because it is a 14er. Not very pretty or interesting.

My wife and I got a late start around noon and decided to make a run for it. Ended up being a great day and as advertised by most on here....summited at 3:00 with bit of snow and we were down by 5:30...Road was good alway to the gate near the mines...Our first 14'er...

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail! Short but very steep most of the way.

on Windsor Lake

2 months ago

Wow! That was a lot harder than I expected.

No fall color, but it has a nice lake!

Wow! Beautiful views, wild flowers, and a stunning lake at the end.

It's pretty long, which can make it difficult. But definitely a great hike if you want to get to Colorado's roof. If you drive up the night before, make sure to stop in the field just past Leadville to look at the stars