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

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West Tennessee Lakes Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,600 Feet (3304.2 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 10,600 Feet (3304.2 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 1,000 Feet (311.7 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,600 Feet (3616.0 Meters)
Length, One-way: 1.5 Miles (2.5 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 109. 126 Breckenridge, Tennessee Pass; Holy Cross, Ruedi Reservoir
Trail Number: 1499

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

The West Tennessee Lakes Trail begins where the Lily Lake Road (FDR 131) ends. Trail leads to three lakes where the fishing is good. The trail is approximately 1.5 miles long one way. The last part of the trail is within the Holy Cross Wilderness.

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). Drive .9 miles to a fork and take the road to the left. From the fork the end of the road is 1.4 miles. Follow the road to the end, where the West Tennessee Lakes Trail Begins.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Summer Season: May through October (NOTE: Snow may obstruct the trail in the Early Summer, Spring, Fall and Winter months.) . Normal Winter Season: November through March (NOTE: Conditions will vary depending on snowpack.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking West Tennessee Lakes Trail
ICON Horseback Riding West Tennessee Lakes Trail

Related Activities
Slide Lake Trail - 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.

Tennessee Pass General Forest Area - Tennessee Pass General Forest Area is located 9.75 miles northwest of Leadville on Highway 24. This area offers multiple recreation opportunities in every season of the year.

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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