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

Quick Facts

Buckeye Gulch Four-Wheel Drive Road

Beginning Elevation: 10,150 Feet (3164.0 Meters) Highway 91
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Elevation Gain: 650 Feet (202.6 Meters) to hiking trail
Ending Elevation: 10,800 Feet (3366.6 Meters) Buckeye Trail
Length: 2 Miles (3.33 Kilometers) approximate




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General Description

The section of the road which can be driven with a four-wheel drive begins 4.5 miles north of Leadville on Colorado 91 and ends on Buckeye Trail about 1/4 mile before the lake. It's a moderate to difficult road with some rough, rocky spots. Buckeye Gulch Road follows the stream through dense, lush willows and shrubs. 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.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: May through September (NOTE: Snow, mud and rockFalls may obstruct the road.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Buckeye Gulch Four-Wheel Drive Road
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Buckeye Gulch Road to Buckeye Trail
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Buckeye Gulch Road
Yes
ICON ATV Riding Buckeye Gulch Road
Yes



Related Activities
Buckeye Trail - This short trail, located north of Leadville, leads to Buckeye Lake. It gains 1,000' in approximately 2 miles.



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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