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    • Leadville, Colorado

      Colorado Trail: Mount Elbert Trailhead to Twin Lakes

      8.49 mi / 1099 ft gain
      Colorado Trail: Mount Elbert Trailhead to Twin Lakes is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Leadville, Colorado.
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    • Meredith, Colorado

      Ski Betty Bear to Skinner Hut

      20.2 mi / 3650 ft gain
      Betty Bear and Skinner Huts reside deep in the Colorado backcountry surrounded by thick forests and snowy peaks. Both of these huts offer an opportunity for off-grid leisure and crowd-free skiing. The huts come stocked with padded mattresses, wood stoves & fuel, propane burners, all cookware ...
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    • Leadville, Colorado

      North Mount Elbert Trail

      4.5
      9.07 mi / 4432 ft gain
      Start your trip at the North Elbert Creek trailhead, reached by taking Colorado 300 just south of Leadville, and then a left on County road 11 and a right on Halfmoon Creek road. The dirt road to the trailhead is well traveled. The trail begins from the parking lot and winds upwards past 2 clear...
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    • Twin Lakes, Colorado

      Camp at Twin Lakes' White Star Campground

      4.5
      This area is located on the other side of Independence Pass from Aspen, which is only accessible during the summer, or can be reached year-round via Leadville, which is about 20 miles away along Highway 24. From Twin Lakes Village drive approximately 1.5 miles east on Highway 82 and take the exit...
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    • Buena Vista, Colorado

      Mount Elbert via the Southeast Ridge Trailhead (Winter Route)

      13.48 mi / 4885 ft gain
      Classic Route to the Summit of Colorado's highest peak Great for All Seasons this is the Recommended Winter Route with minimal Avalanche Danger.  Known as the South Mount Elbert trail, the East Ridge trail or a combo of both, this trail is truly beautiful and remote. DIRECTIONS: To reach the t...
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    • Buena Vista, Colorado

      Camp at Mt. Elbert Forebay Reservoir

      5.0
      At the base of Mt. Elbert there are three campgrounds. One is a National Forest campground - you have to pay for a spot and it is closed from October-May. The other two are first-come, first-serve free campground areas. As you drive past the south trailhead, right before the reservoir, there is a...
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    • Buena Vista, Colorado

      Photograph Cottonwood Lake, CO

      0.1 mi / 1 ft gain
      Wherever you are in Colorado, turn your route towards Buena Vista in South West Colorado - you will not be disappointed. To start, Buena Vista is a really cool town with great places to eat and visit. So make sure you check out the city before heading up Cottonwood Pass. When you are ready to hea...
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    • Buena Vista, Colorado

      Hike Mt. Harvard

      14 mi / 4600 ft gain
      Start your hike at the North Cottonwood Creek Trailhead. The trail begins at the end of the parking lot. You'll cross a bridge and meander along the creek, eventually reaching another bridge crossing at about 1.5 miles.After this bridge, you'll reach a trail junction. Be sure to go right (towards...
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    • Buena Vista, Colorado

      Hike to the Historical Interlaken Resort

      5.0
      6 mi / 500 ft gain
      Follow Colorado Highway 24 South from Leadville for 14 miles, then turn right onto Colorado 82 towards Aspen. Turn left onto County Road 25, then follow the road for 1 mile to a small parking area for the Colorado Trail. You have arrived!This trail starts near 9,200 feet of elevation and while yo...
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    • Carbondale, Colorado

      Trail Run Mushroom Rock and Red Hill

      5.0
      3 mi
      Mushroom Rock sits high above Colorado Highway 82 overlooking the town of Carbondale. With huge views up the Crystal and Roaring Fork River Valleys, terrain that inspires more desert-Utah than Rocky-Mountain-Colorado, this recreation area feels like a getaway even when it is minutes from Main Str...
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    • Leadville, Colorado

      Fly Fish Crystal Lake

      Crystal Lake is a beautiful lake (or could it be called a pond?), set in the shadow of the Rocky Mountain’s highest peaks, Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive, can be found about six miles south of Leadville, CO on the west side of US 24. This lake holds a healthy trout population and is stocked regularly...
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    • Leadville, Colorado

      Savage Lakes Trail

      5.0
      3.97 mi / 1299 ft gain
      The majority of this hike traverses through the beautiful forest that is part of the Holy Cross Wilderness. No significant views are to be had until you've climbed 1,300 ft over 2. miles and reach lower Savage Lake. The trail is easy enough to follow with no junctions along the way, and is adjace...
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    • Basalt, Colorado

      Hike to Eagle Lake, Colorado

      5.0
      5.5 mi / 1036 ft gain
      If you find yourself back in the Lime Creek area just outside of Eagle, Colorado and south of Sylvan Lake State Park - you should make the time to get yourself up to Eagle Lake! The hike starts off of Brush Creek Road and follows a property line in the forest of Aspens and towering wildflowers fo...
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    • Salida, Colorado

      Waterdog Lakes Trail

      5.0
      3.2 mi / 1056 ft gain
      Waterdog Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Salida, Colorado.
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    • Turquoise Lake, Colorado

      Escape to Turquoise Lake

      5.0
      Turquoise Lake is an 'off the beaten path' gem only 3 hours from the Denver Metro Area. The area surrounding the lake is home to some spacious and tree-shaded campgrounds. If you plan ahead and book early, you'll have your pick of the best spots within close proximity to the lake. The campground ...
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    • Leadville, Colorado

      Ski or Snowshoe to the Weston Pass Hut

      5.0
      13.4 mi / 2400 ft gain
      Your trip starts at the winter trailhead for Weston Pass, approximately 6.7 miles from the hut. Depending on road conditions, you may be able to cut off a few miles by driving further up the road.In the summer, you can drive all the way to the hut, and enjoy a great basecamp for hiking and trail ...
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