Slide Lake Trail

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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.

9.3 miles
1581 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash





mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving





wild flowers





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.

21 days ago

Loved the views out and back. Didn’t quite get to the lake due to the snow on the trail near the top. The description is a bit off. It’s not Slide Lake Road on which you turn, it’s Wuritz Ditch Road. You can utilize a number of pull-offs to start your hike at any time.

5 months ago

Great trail. Steep and pretty much clear of rocks making it ideal for backcountry skiing and snowshoeing! Four legged friends are welcome but on leash. Views are awesome as you progress and get higher. We went yesterday and if you go sometime soon you will be rewarded with fresh deep powder!

8 months ago

It is a hard trail. Some what challenging. Great views

off road driving
9 months ago

Took a stock 4Runner. It was slow going but beautiful once we got up. Took us about 45minutes to drive to the parking area then about a 15 min walk to the lake. Very well worth it!

Monday, October 05, 2015

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.

Monday, August 03, 2015

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.

6 months ago

off road driving
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10 months ago

Saturday, October 03, 2015