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Windsor Trailhead

Beginning Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3117.2 Meters) Windsor Lake Trailhead
Difficulty: Difficult
Elevation: 10,800 Feet (3366.6 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 1,640 Feet (511.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,640 Feet (3628.4 Meters) Windsor Lake
Length, One-way: 1.6 Miles (2.67 Kilometers)

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General Description

This trail accesses Windsor Lake in the Mount Massive Wilderness. The trailhead is accessible from the Hagerman Pass Road (Forest Road #105). It has an elevation gain of nearly 1,000 feet in a relatively short distance.

Directions from Leadville: From Harrison Street turn on to West Sixth Street to County Road 4. Make a right on to County Road 4 and drive to County Road 9 and the Sugarloaf Dam Site. From the Dam drive 4 miles to Hagerman Pass Road. Hagerman Pass Road will be on the left or south side of County Road 9. Drive approximately 4 miles to the Windsor LakeTrailhead. The first 3.5 miles of Hagerman Pass Road are improved gravel; beyond that a 4wd vehicle may be necessary. This trailhead is located on the southern side of the road a short distance passed the Native Lake Trailhead.

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Filed By: Rob Pries (Broomfield, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We backpacked and spent 2 nights there. It was beautiful but the weather was rough. 50-mph wind, rain, hail, snow on 7/30/04 Fishing was not very good (too windy) But the view is worth the hike. The mosquitos were extremely bad, don't go if you are low
Conditions: Wind, Rain, Hail, Snow you name it. Did I mention Wind and Mosquitos?
Water Availability: As long as you have a filter.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Windsor Trailhead
ICON Hiking & Walking
ICON Horseback Riding Windsor Lake Trail

Related Activities
Colorado Midland-Hagerman Pass Trail - This is a moderately easy loop in the Hagerman Pass area. This is a great walk for those with an interest in railroad and western history.

Hagerman Pass - Visitors traveling the entire Hagerman Pass Road from Turquoise Lake Road (Forest Road 105) to Fryingpan Lakes Road (State Highway 4) drive 22.5 miles.

Native Trail - This trail exists within the Mount Massive Wilderness Area. Hikers or horseback riders may use a number of different trail routes that vary in difficulty and/or length.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box P, South US 24 , Buena Vista, CO, 81211, Phone: 719-395-6612


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