Leadville, Colorado

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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Hike Lost Man Loop

    5.0
    8.8 mi / 1290 ft gain
    This 8.8 mile "loop" is not a true loop and the trail ends 4 miles apart along Independence Pass, so a car shuttle is recommended. I would recommend starting at the west trailhead (closer to Aspen) but will describe both trailheads so you can set up another car or shuttle at the other one.1) West...
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Hike to Ski Peak 7 Powder in Breckenridge

    5.0
    Your journey to the deepest powder in Breckenridge begins at the Breckconnect Gondola. If it snowed more than half a foot or it is the weekend you will want to arrive by 8:30 am to secure parking in one of the Gondola Lots.Ride the gondola up to Peak 8. On your way up you will pass over the Cucu...
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  • Buena Vista, Colorado

    Summit Mount Huron

    6 mi / 3500 ft gain
    There are some dispersed campsites along side the 4x4 road that leads to the trailhead. Ideally you can sleep here to get an early start to your hike in the morning, to avoid the afternoon storms that frequent the mountains. The 4x4 is rough in spots, though my Subaru Outback did make the trek un...
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Hike the Sawmill Trail to Fairy Forest

    3.0
    1.5 mi / 250 ft gain
    If you brought the family to Breckenridge chances are you're probably not bringing the little ones on your next 14'er summit. Are you looking for an easy hike to let the kiddos experience some nature and run around a bit? Well then this short hike is perfect for you and the family. Plus, it's rig...
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Breckenridge Troll

    5.0
    0.2 mi / 26 ft gain
    Isak Heartstone, otherwise known as the Breckenridge troll, can be accessed from the Illinois Gulch Trailhead.  This trailhead can be full for much of the day, so it is advisable to find parking in town and then take a bus, walk, or bike to the starting point of this short walk.  Once at the trai...
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Camp at Boreas Pass

    9 mi / 1500 ft gain
    Boreas pass is a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains that sits on the Continental Divide at 11,481'. Forest Service Road 33 goes over the pass and has numerous campsites all along its length, with several near the summit that feature breathtaking views of the Tenmile Range and the Breckenri...
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    MTB Boreas Pass

    Boreas Pass is a scenic route that lies between Como (north of Fairplay on Hwy 285) and Breckenridge. It is 21 miles of low maintenance, rough gravel road that follows the Continental Divide and summits at 11,481 feet. Other than the altitude, the ride is not difficult, as the grade is not steep ...
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Ski or Snowshoe to Section House Hut

    5.0
    6.25 mi / 1200 ft gain
    There are a couple routes to Section Hut on Boreas Pass, but the best adds trekking through the forest on Baker's Tank trail. Starting at 10,350' at the TH, look for a trail in the woods that starts climbing relatively quickly. Follow this for about 2.5 miles to the junction with the road and B...
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Hike Baker's Tank Loop

    3.8
    6 mi / 645 ft gain
    When the aspens are sporting their golden hues of autumn, Baker's Tank Loop is a perfect fall hike. The trailhead is about ten minutes from downtown Breckenridge. For part of the hike, you may have the world to yourself. But, for the road portion, you'll likely have to share with the leaf peep...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Independence Ghost Town

    4.3
    Back in the late 1800s, Ashcroft, Aspen, and Independence were booming mining town. While Aspen is still thriving today, Ashcroft and Independence are ghost towns. Independence Ghost Town is on Independence Pass, 16 miles east of Aspen on Highway 82. The Farwell Mill sits right along the highwa...
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  • Buena Vista, Colorado

    Hike Huron Peak

    5.0
    6.5 mi
    If you have a 4WD vehicle, drive 2 miles from Winfield along a dirt road to the trailhead. If you don't have a suitable vehicle, you can park before the road gets rough and hike the rest of the road to the trailhead.Starting at 10560 feet of elevation, this 6.5 mile roundtrip hike begins its 3500...
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    B&B to Reiling Dredge to Minnie Mine

    4.0
    2.84 mi / 436 ft gain
    B&B to Reiling Dredge to Minnie Mine is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Breckenridge, Colorado.
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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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  • Fairplay, Colorado

    French Pass Trail

    5.0
    6.87 mi / 1736 ft gain
    French Pass Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Jefferson, Colorado.
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Grottos Trail

    5.0
    0.53 mi / 72 ft gain
    Just nine miles east of Aspen on Highway 82, Independence Pass, are grottos. A grotto is a geological term for a cave or cavern. The Grottos near Aspen were formed by rushing water of the Roaring Fork River. There is only an elevation gain of 300 feet on the three-quarters of a mile loop making...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Devil's Punch Bowl

    4.7
    The Roaring Fork River has several little waterfalls that end up in a deep swimming hole called The Devil's Punch Bowl. This is a must-see if you are driving up to the Independence Pass. I have never seen such blue water before (outside of an amusement park).  While Driving from Aspen on CO82 to...
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