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Best trails in Leadville

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Looking for a great trail near Leadville, Colorado? AllTrails has 32 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Sylvan Lake State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Walter Byron Memorial Park or Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 15 moderate trails in Leadville ranging from 1.7 to 16.2 miles and from 9,635 to 13,845 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Leadville
Top trails (32)
#1 - Mount Sherman Trail via Four Mile Creek Road
Pike National Forest
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT attempt to climb the cornice blocking the trail. It’s safest to hike around it to avoid getting seriously injured. As you approach the large abandoned mine, stay climber’s right anShow more
#2 - Timberline Lake Trail
San Isabel National Forest
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
Hike can be made shorter by not going all the way around the lake. Wear shoes you don't mind getting wet. Show more
#3 - Hagerman Tunnel Trail
San Isabel National Forest
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 55 m
The trail is an old railroad bed with some double track, but mostly single track with some railroad cuts that have collapsed and rotted away making portions of the trail more challenging.Show more
#4 - Mount Sherman from Iowa Gultch
Pike National Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
Mount Sherman from Iowa Gultch is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Leadville, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used fShow more
#5 - Windsor Lake
Leadville, Colorado
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
Incredibly steep but short hike with rewarding views at the top. The road to the trailhead may be inaccessible due to snow, so that's something to consider if you are planning on hiking this during Show more
#6 - Turquoise Lake Trail
San Isabel National Forest
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Length: 11 mi • Est. 4 h 43 m
Turquoise Lake Trail is a 11 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Leadville, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
#7 - Mount Massive Trail (via North East)
Mount Massive Wilderness
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Length: 19.1 mi • Est. 11 h 52 m
Mount Massive Trail (via North East) is a 19.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Leadville, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offShow more
#8 - Native Lake Trail
Mount Massive Wilderness
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 4 h 22 m
A hike mostly through forest with views of Turquoise Lake below, and the continental divide above. The mile at the top is above the tree line.Show more
#9 - Mineral Belt Trail
Leadville, Colorado
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 5 h 13 m
Please note that construction shutting down a section of this trail has been reported as of 06/22/2020. Located in Leadville, Colorado, the Mineral Belt Loop Trail is an 11.6 mile asphalt path that iShow more
#10 - Colorado Trail : Segment 9
Holy Cross Wilderness
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Length: 12.7 mi • Est. 6 h 42 m
Segment 9 — Tennessee Pass Trailhead to Timberline Lake Trailhead The Colorado Trail is a long-distance trail extending for 486 miles from the mouth of Waterton Canyon southwest of Denver to Durango Show more
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