Slide Lake Trail is a 9.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Red Cliff, Colorado that features a lake 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 but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
off road driving
Directions from Leadville: Drive approximately 8 miles north of Leadville on Highway 24. Take a left on to Lake County Road 19 (Forest Road 100). Follow Forest Road 100 .9 miles and take the right fork. You will remain on Forest Road 100 for another .7 miles. At the next fork take the road to the left. This is Slide Lake Road (Forest Road 145). Follow Slide Lake Road to the end. That's where the trail begins.
Very beautiful lake and scenery. Tough trails for your car, don't attempt if you don't have a 4x4. Really nice camp sites across the stream from the picnic bench at end of car trail. Didn't catch any fish, but will definitely plan anther trip there.
This place is awesome! If you have a jeep or a higher clearance 4x4 this trail is for you. The road is pretty rocky but not out of the question. Theres no way a 2 wheel drive car or truck would make it up the trail. This place is really close to the 10th mountain division Hut system. The fishing was great. Camping spots at the end of the 4x4 trail had picnic tables and pretty decent rock fire rings.