Halfmoon Gulch 4x4 Trail

HARD 7 reviews

Halfmoon Gulch 4x4 Trail is a 24.2 mile out and back trail located near Leadville, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

24.2 miles
4,685 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving




wild flowers


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 structures in Colorado. Incredible views above timberline on way to Iron Mike Mine. Terrain is exciting and challenging after Point #3. Water crossings are fun. Area before Waypoint 02 sees heavy traffic by hikers. Two famous fourteener hiking trails leave from established campgrounds. Located in San Isabel National Forest. For current conditions call Leadville Ranger District (719) 486-0749. One obstacle on 110.J is very difficult. Other obstacles are marginally difficult, but most of trail is moderate. In the spring, water crossings may be too deep to safely cross. High-clearance stock SUVs can drive F.S. 110, but probably not F.S. 110.J.

29 days ago

Beautiful trail. Not boring but not extremely difficult either.

off road driving
1 month ago

Awesome scenery but terribly rough if not in a designated offroad vehicle. Was worth it once but would not do it again without trailering a vehicle so I didn’t have to worry about mine making it home. Any decent SUV could make it clearance wise as long as you stay on county road 11 rather than veering left where it splits. Stay right and road stays passable in an average vehicle and leads to the mine site. I didn’t go left due to not exceeding 3mph due to how rough it was took me 4 hours to get to the mine and back. I took a crew cab f150 with a 8” lift and 36” tires and trail never got too tight. Overall great trail just alittle rough for a daily driver that has to get you home as well unless it’s built.

1 month ago

great trail with lots of technical rock climbs and water crossings. Still snow on trail as of yesterday

off road driving
3 months ago

5/6/2018 - Got to do this trail yesterday! One of my favorite trails. There is still some snow but I made it past the major river crossing. Water is still on the low side. Maybe a foot deep. I’m running 37s on a 3.5” lift on a JKU. I went by myself. Few people hiking but I was the only vehicle. Snow should be melted in a couple weeks. Amazing views. Minimal rock crawling. Stock Jeeps can easily do the trail. Must have higher clearance to go past the river crossing.

4 months ago

off road driving
Saturday, July 08, 2017

off road driving
Monday, August 22, 2016