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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > Leadville Ranger District

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Graham Gulch Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,520 Feet (3279.3 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 10,600 Feet (3304.2 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 920 Feet (286.8 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,440 Feet (3566.1 Meters)
Length, One-way: 2 Miles (3.33 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 127 Aspen, Independence Pass
Recommended Season: Summer
Trail Number: 1478

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General Description

Graham Gulch Trail (# 1478) is located 11 miles west of Twin Lakes Village on Highway 82. You'll find the trailhead on the south side of the Highway about 2 miles west of the La Plata Peak Trailhead. The trail is 2 miles long one way and climbs steadily the entire distance. The elevation at the trailhead is 10, 520' the trail ends at 11,480'. Graham Gulch Trail enter the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness within 1.5 miles.

Directions from Leadville: From Leadville, travel south on US Highway 24. Travel west on Highway 82, it's fourteen miles to the turn off marked "South Fork Lake Creek". Continue passed this turn off 2 more miles. Look for a gravel road on the left side of the highway. This is the trailhead for Graham Gulch Trail.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Late May through September (NOTE: Snow may obstruct the trail during the Early Summer and Late Fall.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Graham Gulch Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Graham Gulch Trail

Related Activities
South Fork Lake Creek Road - South Fork Lake Creek (Forest Road 391) begins at Highway 82 about 8 miles west of Twin Lakes Village and ends at the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness boundary.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Leadville Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, 2015 North Poplar , Leadville, CO, 80461, Phone: 719-486-0749, Fax: 719-486-0928


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