Lionshead Rock Trail

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Lionshead Rock Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Minturn, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1535 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

hiking
5 months ago

This is a nice hike, all uphill on the outward journey and mostly in the forest. It is not stunningly interesting and when at the top you get a view of the highway and Minturn, neither of which are great.

hiking
5 months ago

Steep to begin, but it's worth the view from lionshead. Shady spots for hot afternoons.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike! Very moderate and awesome at the top!

hiking
6 months ago

Quick hike, but steep. Beautiful to enjoy at sunset (but be prepared for the dark walk down).

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome trail with rewarding views at the end. Went on a Friday about mid-day and there were very few people using the trail.

6 months ago

Loved it. The aspens and pines trees and wildflowers were great. And the peak at the end was a good destination with spectacular views

hiking
6 months ago

Did a part of this hike on the weekend. The trailhead name is actually Cougar Trail when it splits. Great views of the mountains half way up. Highly recommended.

6 months ago

Steady, winding climb through pine and aspen forest. Occasional views over Minturn from side trails. Met only a couple of people on the way.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful hike. Mossy Forrest shaded most of the way. Three view spots. About 1 hr 40 min round trip.

7 months ago

Pretty brisk 4 mile hike that's fairly steep in one section. Views are amazing and it's just down the street from our townhouse rental. Not sure how some local mtn bikers rode up this trail... lungs and thighs of steel apparently :)

7 months ago

quick and easy hike with great views from Lionshead rock

7 months ago

Nice view... soooo busy

7 months ago

cougar ridge is the same hike.

7 months ago

Seems like Lionshead Rock trail is part of Cougar Ridge trail (summer Minturn Mile for mountain bikers) which goes all the way to Vail.

hiking
7 months ago

great !! trailhead sign actually says "Game Creek 2130" and at the fork there will be a sign - keep RIGHT Cougar Ridge

hiking
8 months ago

Excellent hike. Lots of trees on the trail so be prepared to limbo or jump over. Worth the view! Beautiful aspens the whole way up.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike. Uphill pretty much the entire way. Still snow on the ground near the top in a few spots; made those parts of the hike a little muddy but other than that the trail is great and absolutely worth it once you get to the top.

8 months ago

is there still snow on it

hiking
9 months ago

Still snow packed from 1/3rd of the way in, until the very top. Suggest going earlier in the day so that the snow isn't slushy on your way down. Goretex shoes highly recommended.

hiking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

great hike. i was a little confused at the beginning because there is no signage for Lionshead Rock Trail - start out on Game Creek Trail. I got started around 9 or 9:30 and was surprised that i didn't see ANYONE on the way up. i was a little paranoid about surprising wildlife so i felt a little silly singing most of the way up! some really nice views on the way up, but mostly in the trees. i was pleasantly surprised when i got to the top and got to go out on the big rocks and see the great views! if i'd been with someone else i would have really enjoyed hanging out on the rocks with a little picnic, but i was alone, so i enjoyed it about 15 minutes then headed back down. did pass about 3 groups of hikers on their way up when i was headed down.

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