Hagerman Tunnel Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews
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Hagerman Tunnel Trail is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Leadville, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1036 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

cave

forest

lake

views

waterfall

rocky

The trail is an old railroad bed with some double track, but mostly single track with some railroad cuts that have collapsed and tressels that have rotted away making portions of the trail more challenging.

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We did Douglass City and Hagerman Tunnel from the Windsor Lake trailhead. Beautiful and very interesting hike. This route shortcuts the Hagerman Tunnel trailhead route by about 1 mile (at least 2 miles round trip) but includes all the good stuff. Once reaching Hagerman Tunnel you can return via the same route for about a 2.5 mile round trip, or proceed Northeast along the old railroad bed to Hagerman Lake. The loop will put you back on the trail you took up, just below Douglass City. The round trip for this option is about 4 miles. Check your route frequently as the trail signs are easy to miss.

Note: If you reference my route record there is a small gap on the old railroad bed going Northeast from Hagerman Tunnel toward Hagerman Lake because I forgot to un-pause after a break near the tunnel.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Beautiful views on the trail. however it's not a very well marked out trail by any means. Trailhead nor route is clearly marked and we briefly wandered off trail multiple times.
Not a very strenuous hike by any means.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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Thursday, August 04, 2016

Beautiful! Great views! Very highly recommended! (Bring bug spray. Tip: Get close to the mouth of the tunnel and the mosquitoes won't bother you. It's the best spot to take a break up there.)

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Low traffic. Great place to get away.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Saturday, July 09, 2016

GREAT trail. Not to strenuous but still a decent slope. The tunnel at the top is defiantly the highlight of the hike. Two great lakes. Make sure to bring bug spray.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Amazing hike! A must!

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Monday, August 24, 2015

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Great trail nice having a destination like the Tunnel and the old town! I really enjoyed this hike with my dog and would recommend this trail to anyone wanting a short out and back hike in the Leadville area.