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Mountain Biking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > Leadville Ranger District

Quick Facts

Slide Lake Trail

Beginning Elevation: 11,320 Feet (3528.7 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 11,400 Feet (3553.6 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 400 Feet (124.7 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,720 Feet (3653.4 Meters)
Length, One-way: .5 Mile
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 109, 126 Breckenridge, Tennessee Pass; Holy Cross, Ruedi Reservoir
Recommended Season: Summer

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General Description

The Slide Lake Trail is a half mile one way. It begins where Slide lake Road (Forest Developed Road 145) ends. It's an easy hike with fair fishing at the lake. The lake lies partially in the Holy Cross Wilderness Area.

Directions from Leadville: Drive approximately 8 miles north of Leadville on Highway 24. Take a left on to Lake County Road 19 (Forest Road 100). Follow Forest Road 100 .9 miles and take the right fork. You will remain on Forest Road 100 for another .7 miles. At the next fork take the road to the left. This is Slide Lake Road (Forest Road 145). Follow Slide Lake Road to the end. That's where the trail begins.

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

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Slide Lake Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Slide Lake Trail
ICON Mountain Biking Slide Lake Trail

Related Activities
ColoradoTrail (Tennessee Pass to Turquoise Lake) - This segment of the Colorado Trail leads users through lodgepole, spruce-fir and aspen forests. It consists of moderately difficult terrain.

West Tennessee Lakes Trail - The West Tennessee Lakes Trail begins where the Lily Lake Road (FDR 131) ends. Trail leads to three lakes where the fishing is good.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Greater Leadville Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 861 , Leadville, CO, 80461, Phone: 719-486-3900, Fax: 719-486-8478, leadville@sni.net


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