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

Quick Facts

Mt. Oxford

Beginning Elevation: 9,640 Feet (3005.0 Meters) Missouri Gulch Trailhead
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 5,300 Feet (1652.1 Meters) Mt. Oxford
Ending Elevation: 14,153 Feet (4411.8 Meters) summit Mt. Oxford
Length, One-way: 5.2 Miles (8.67 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 129 Buena Vista, Collegiate Peaks
USGS Maps: Mt. Harvard, Winfield




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General Description

Follow the Missouri Gulch Trail for two miles and then follow the northwest ridge to the right (southwest) of the prominent coulior. In 1995 and 1996 a single route was established along this ridge. Restoration effort continue. Please stay on the established route; rare and sensitive plants are known to exist in this area.

From Mt. Belford's summit, Mt. Oxford is one mile to the northeast, via a climber's trail, with a 700 foot loss of elevation. From Oxford, do not be tempted to descend northwest into Belford Gulch; this will lead to a steep, treacherous gully. Backtrack over Belford, following the ascent route down.

Directions from Leadville: From Leadville, travel south on US Hwy 24 to Clear Creek Reservoir. Travel west on Chaffee County Road 390 for eight miles. Watch for the Missouri Gulch trailhead on the south side of the road. Trail #1462, Missouri Gulch, will lead you to Mt. Belford and Mt. Oxford.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: May through September (NOTE: Trail may be obstructed due to snow in the Spring and Fall months.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Mt. Oxford Trail, #1456
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Mt. Oxford Trail, #1456
Yes
ICON Mountain Climbing Mt. Oxford
Yes



Related Activities
Clear Creek Road - Clear Creek Road is passable by most two-wheel drive vehicles. Many recreation opportunities are accessible from this road including hiking, fishing, viewing scenery, touring historic sites, mountain biking and four-wheel driving.

Missouri Gulch Trail - This area is extremely popular with climbers with access to Mt. Belford, Mt. Oxford and Missouri Mountain. To experience solitude, plan your trip for a week day.

Missouri Mountain - This is a popular trail through high alpine terrain that exists above tree line to the 14,067' summit of Missouri Mountain. No well defined or marked trail exists on all three routes above tree line to summit.

Mt. Belford - Mount Belford reaches a height of 14,197' and is one of many fourteeners in the Sawatch Mountain Range west of Buena Vista.

Vicksburg Historic Site - Vicksburg became a mining camp during the last decades of the Nineteenth Century. It's prosperity didn't last long and most of the residents moved from the area for more profitable mining.



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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