hiking

views

The trail has a beautiful setting going in and out of aspen groves.
The only issue is to get to the trailhead you have to go up half mile of a very steep and rutted dirt road. You need a 4x4 or just walk it.

off road driving
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful autumn hike! Trail in great condition, flaming aspens, and lots of sunshine. Started at southern TH and hiked loop without northern spur - 12.7 miles in a little less than 6 hours. Only saw 1 other person the whole time (biker). Forest, meadows, beaver ponds, and bubbling creeks.

We started at the Four Mile trail head.
We hiked about 7 miles total taking Salt Creek Trail. We saw a clearing in the trees to a beautiful view of what we believe was Marmot peak then turned around. That much of the trail took us a little less than 4 hours but if we had more time we would have liked to go to the top of Buffalo Peaks.
We went on Labor Day weekend and the leaves were already beginning to make their fall color changes... for the colors alone I'd go again!!! It's very wooded trees everyone very cool on a summer day, lots of shade and not steep at all!

off road driving
1 month ago

Easy trail and a good views

Easy climb and saw only two people
Great fishing!

off road driving
2 months ago

An amazing day, with amazing views. Dropping down into Leadville for lunch was a huge bonus.

hiking
3 months ago

The rating depends on what you are looking for in a trail. We were looking for a steep hike to prepare for Mount Elbert later in our trip. This trail did not disappoint!! Hiking poles were a big help - recommended. The view from the top is worth the climb.

The road from Leadville to the trailhead was a bit rough for my 2WD truck, but it managed.

hiking
3 months ago

off road driving
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Beautiful drive, especially in the fall. tons of aspens on the Fairplay side. Nothing requiring very high clearance.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Fun trip - easy enough for beginners as long as you are aware and don't mind backing up when you meet a vehicle. A bit rocky in places but overall in pretty good shape. Drove a Jeep Willys edition and never needed 4wd.

hiking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

off road driving
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

My Subaru Forester made it!! Take it very slow on West side!

off road driving
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Scenic road over the Mosquito Range from south of Fairplay,to the south of Leadville. Also a good place to take fall aspens.