Explore the most popular off road driving trails near Leadville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great paved trail loop bike path.

off road driving
3 months ago

5/6/2018 - Got to do this trail yesterday! One of my favorite trails. There is still some snow but I made it past the major river crossing. Water is still on the low side. Maybe a foot deep. I’m running 37s on a 3.5” lift on a JKU. I went by myself. Few people hiking but I was the only vehicle. Snow should be melted in a couple weeks. Amazing views. Minimal rock crawling. Stock Jeeps can easily do the trail. Must have higher clearance to go past the river crossing.

hiking
3 months ago

Lovely, relaxing walk right outside my backdoor pretty much! Great for biking as well. Worth experiencing during a full moon!

road biking
10 months ago

Autumn aspen leaves galore, nice views, go up hill and then down hill !

off road driving
11 months ago

Started from the Leadville, Co side of the pass and it was a easy trail and had some good views.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

97% blacktop suitable for street bike. Several wooden bridges. Start at mile marker 0 across and south of ranger station and at base of sledding hill. Head up hill for 6 miles. Old mind is cool to see. Nice vistas and mostly shaded. Can stop in Leadville half way through for lunch or drinks. We made the loop in 1 hour and 30 minutes. Glad we went up hill first.

road biking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My wife and I rode bikes clockwise around this loop. It was great. Rented bikes in town for a reasonable price and left from right there. Clockwise is the easier direction to go, there's more downhill. Going the other way would be a little more of a workout. Awesome views at every corner, and lots of old mines to ride by. Definitely a worthwhile activity if in Leadville. Paved the whole way, every town should have bike paths like this!! But not many will have this kind of view.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Historic trail, but no motor vehicles allowed or skateboard. It's mostly a bike trail

walking
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Good trail, definitely more for bikes than hikes. Paved the entire way, lots of interesting signs describing the history of Leadville. Rated moderate mostly for the 10,000 ft elevation the trail sits at. Incline is very gradual.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

trail running
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Beautiful. I love how much mining history is spread throughout this trail. Moderate is a stretch - I would consider this easy. Miles 3-5 (marked by trail mile markers) is where almost of the gain is. Miles 7-10 are fairly boring - bring some music or an audiobook - you'll likely have cell reception the whole hike!

road biking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Great paved trail. But it's only 12 miles. If you do it clockwise, it's about 4 miles of climbing and the rest is flat/downhill. Highly recommend.

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
5 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

road biking
Monday, July 10, 2017

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

off road driving
Saturday, July 08, 2017

walking
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

off road driving
Monday, August 22, 2016

hiking
Friday, June 24, 2016

on Mineral Belt Trail

Friday, June 03, 2016

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