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

Quick Facts

Buckeye Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,800 Feet (3366.6 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 10,800 Feet (3366.6 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 1,150 Feet (358.5 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,950 Feet (3725.1 Meters) Buckeye Lake
Length, Round Trip: .5 Mile trail to lake

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

The section of the road which can be driven with a 4 WD begins 4.5 miles north of Leadville on Colorado 91 and ends on a hiking trail about 1/4 mile before the lake. The first part of this road crosses private land. Please stay on the roadway and be respectful of private property.

Directions from Leadville: Drive north on Highway 91 from Leadville. Approximately 4 1/2 miles from town turn left on to Buckeye Gulch Road. Travel one mile to the road closure where you will find the beginning of the trail.

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

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Fishing Buckeye Lake - stocked with cutthroat trout
ICON Hiking & Walking Buckeye Trail
ICON Mountain Biking Buckeye Lake Trail

Related Activities
Birdseye Gulch Road - This is a difficult ride through Leadville's historic mining district and some beautiful views if you chance to look around. The route down is steep and rocky with a bog you won't forget.

Buckeye Gulch Four-Wheel Drive Road - This is a short four-wheel drive road that can be hiked or biked as well. The road ends at Buckeye Trail which leads to Buckeye Lake.

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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