This is a half-day hike with fairly steep inclines in places. Elevation change is 1,050 feet. This trail connects with part of the Colorado Trail. It 's also possible to continue for 1 1/2 more miles to Swamp Lakes in the Mt. Massive Wilderness.
Directions from Leadville: Follow Highway 24 miles south of Leadville. Turn west on to road 300 and travel 2 3/4 miles to the trailhead.
Normal Winter Season:
November through April
(NOTE: Conditions may vary depending on snowpack.)
Normal Summer Season:
May through September
(NOTE: Snow may obstruct the trail during the Early Summer months.)