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Best trails in Mount Massive Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Mount Massive Wilderness, Colorado? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 12 hard trails in Mount Massive Wilderness ranging from 5.4 to 24.2 miles and from 8,503 to 14,422 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - North Mount Elbert Trail
Mount Massive Wilderness
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 7 h 9 m
At 14,440 feet Mount Elbert is the highest point in the Sawatch Range as well as the state. On this 4,500 foot climb you'll be above the treeline so be prepared. You will also be at a high altitude Show more
#2 - Mount Massive Trail (via South East)
Mount Massive Wilderness
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Length: 14 mi • Est. 8 h 43 m
Leave the parking area and begin hiking up the Colorado Trail (also the Mt. Massive Trail) - Hike for 2 miles and cross South Willow Creek at 10,900'. Continue for another mile and cross Willow Creek Show more
#3 - Mount Massive Southwest Slopes Trail
Mount Massive Wilderness
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 5 h 27 m
Fairly strenuous hike, but definitely worth it if you want to shave a few miles off from the East Slope trail. Views at the top are incredible...might even be better than Mount Elbert because you don'Show more
#4 - Mount Massive Trail (via North East)
Mount Massive Wilderness
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Length: 19.1 mi • Est. 11 h 52 m
Mount Massive Trail (via North East) is a 19.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Leadville, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offShow more
#5 - North Halfmoon Lakes
Mount Massive Wilderness
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
The road to the trailhead can be difficult for 2WD vehicles. If you have 4WD with good ground clearance you can make it to the trailhead. If you're driving a 2WD vehicle, it is better to park at the MShow more
#6 - Native Lake Trail
Mount Massive Wilderness
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 17 m
A hike mostly through forest with views of Turquoise Lake below, and the continental divide above. The mile at the top is above the tree line.Show more
#7 - Colorado Trail : Segment 10
Mount Massive Wilderness
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Length: 12.5 mi • Est. 6 h 43 m
Segment 10 — Timberline Lake Trailhead to Mount Massive Trailhead. The Colorado Trail is a long-distance trail extending for 486 miles from the mouth of Waterton Canyon southwest of Denver to DurangoShow more
#8 - Mount Columbia via Horn Fork Basin Trail
Mount Massive Wilderness
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 7 h 4 m
Please note that partial trail closures have been reported for this trail as of 06/22/2020.Show more
#9 - Mount Harvard via Frenchman Creek Trail 1457
Mount Massive Wilderness
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Length: 18.1 mi • Est. 11 h 30 m
Mount Harvard via Frenchman Creek Trail 1457 is a 18.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Buena Vista, Colorado that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primaShow more
#10 - Halfmoon Gulch OHV Trail
Mount Massive Wilderness
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Length: 24.2 mi
Challenging, scenic and fun trail to incredible Champion Mill and Iron Mike Mine. Located between Mount Massive and Mount Elbert, this trail climbs to one of the largest and best-preserved mill struShow more
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