Lionshead Rock Trail

MODERATE 155 reviews
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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
1,535 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

hiking
1 day ago

Fantastic trail, but straight up to start. Don’t be daunted, great hiking after you get up off the canyon floor. Some great views, lots a shaded areas and very few bugs. Nice hike, but dedicate a good half day and go early in day if hiking mid-summer season.

hiking
3 days ago

This was a very exciting day on the trail - we saw a black bear and two snakes! The lookout/outcroppings were stunning.

hiking
17 days ago

Great short hike! Spectacular valley views, and forests terrain. I especially like how the trail is dotted with raspberry bushes. My only complaint is that it's very steep most of the way, which made it slightly more challenging than anticipated.

hiking
19 days ago

Took the family out early on a Sunday. We were the first on the trail about 8:30. The 3yr old, and wife (4 or 5 months preggo...idk) and myself.

Little one made it all the way to the first lookout- a couple good rest stops and some promise of a ride down helped get us there. After that it was on the shoulders. The incline after was real!!!

Aspens made the trail really cool halfway up. Lookout at the top was really cool. Windy and Sunny- it felt great after being in the shade the whole way up.

The hike down is no joke. You don’t realize how steep those runs were.
Your legs are going to talk to you :). Overall nice hike. Did it carrying 45lb toddler and didn’t feel unsafe.

hiking
21 days ago

This is a great hike if you are looking for something that is around or under three hours. As noted below, the trail is shaded most of the way to the top. The aspens about 2/3 of the way up are huge! The trail is relatively steep and a good workout. Coming down the long straight portion of the hike is the hardest and definitely tests your knees and hips! Note that the trail marker at the beginning of the hike is marked "Game Creek" and pay attention to stay right at the fork towards the the creek crossing.

nature trips
29 days ago

7/21/18
Absolutely beautiful! The trail goes from flourishing raspberry fields, to scenic views all of the way to the top. Very shaded which was perfect for a hot July day. There was a fire near by which made the air a bit smoggy. Not too many people on the trail, but was probably a little busier since it was a Saturday.

1 month ago

Beautiful hike

hiking
1 month ago

Take the right at the fork (towards cougar ridge)
.8 first false summit
1.6 2nd false summit
If you’re from Oklahoma, you’ll be winded. Worth it!

1 month ago

The views from the top are top notch as well as the views from the two false summits below. Trail is completely shaded which makes for a comfortable hike. Bring some snacks and enjoy the false summits on the way up. Great spot for a little R and R.

hiking
1 month ago

7/04/18 - Great trail all hours of the day. Fair amount of shade and two scenic stops along the way up to the summit. Great for dogs (but please pick up after them). Steep in certain areas but fantastic view at the very top! Will do the hike again.

hiking
1 month ago

We did this trail with our infant in his carrier with no trouble. The incline is steady the whole way up and steep, but the view at the top is worth it. The trailhead is mixed in with driveways and is a straight up climb from the beginning. You cross the river to the right to take the trail mapped here, we did not take the trail to the left but I believe it also leads to the top of the mountain. The view is absolutely beautiful and you can go out to the edge of the mountain (to the point that if you slip, you’re falling hundreds of feet to the ground). Definitely recommend this trail but be aware of the steady incline.

1 month ago

A good hike. There is a fork in the trail. The left one leads to the top with a great view. The right one appears to be the one described here.

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike for a flat lander not used to the altitude. Nice view from the top

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great 6 mile walk.

hiking
5 months ago

I have done this one a few times this winter. It is a great hike if you don't want to see any one. Bring your Microspikes or snowshoes, especially the snow shoes if it has just snowed, not manny people hike this trail and it can get deep in areas.

hiking
11 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
11 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike! Very moderate and awesome at the top!

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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

Monday, August 14, 2017

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
Monday, August 07, 2017

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.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

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
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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

Sunday, July 16, 2017

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 :)

Sunday, July 09, 2017

quick and easy hike with great views from Lionshead rock

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Nice view... soooo busy

Monday, June 26, 2017

cougar ridge is the same hike.

Monday, June 26, 2017

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

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