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

Quick Facts

Kearney Park Loop Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,620 Feet (2998.8 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 1,050 Feet (327.3 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,620 Feet (2998.8 Meters)
Length, One-way: 5 Miles (8.33 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 127 Aspen, Independence Pass

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General Description

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.

Seasonal Information:
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.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Kearney Park Loop Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Kearney Park Loop Trail

Related Activities
Colorado Trail (Turquoise Lake to Halfmoon Creek) - This section of the Colorado Trail is known as #10. It begins west of Turquoise Lake and ends 11.5 miles later in the Halfmoon Creek drainage.

Highline Trail - The Highline Trail provides a half-day of moderate hiking. The elevation gain is 1,360 feet.

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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