Slide Lake Trail

HARD 7 reviews
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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
1551 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




fly fishing


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.

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

off road driving
3 months ago

off road driving
3 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!

4 months ago

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.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

fly fishing
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.