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

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Colorado Midland-Hagerman Pass Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,980 Feet (3422.7 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation Gain: 420 Feet (130.9 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,400 Feet (3553.6 Meters)
Length, Round Trip: 5.5 Miles (9.17 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 127, 109 Aspen, Independence Pass; Holy Cross, Ruedi Reservoir




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General Description

This is a moderately easy loop in the Hagerman Pass area. The trailhead is accessed by a relatively rough dirt road with the last mile passable only with four-wheel drive or on foot. This is a great walk for those with an interest in railroad and western history. It is also a spectacular place to view wildflowers. Portions of this trail enters the Mount Massive Wilderness Area, mountain biking is prohibited.

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 5 miles to the Midland Trailhead. The first 3.5 miles of Hagerman Pass Road are improved the last 1.5 miles to the trailhead are unimproved and considered a 4WD road.

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



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Colorado Midland-Hagerman Pass Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Midland Trail
Yes



Related Activities
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.

Windsor Trailhead - Windsor Lake Trail lies within the Mt. Massive Wilderness Area, and immediately east of the Continental Divide. The trail length is little more than one mile each way, but climbs nearly 1,000' in elevation.



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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