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Quick Facts

Birdseye Gulch Road

Beginning Elevation: 10,569 Feet (3294.6 Meters) Leadville
Difficulty: Difficult
Elevation Gain: 1,800 Feet (561.1 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,200 Feet (3179.6 Meters) Highway 91 and Birdseye Gulch
Length, Round Trip: 17 Miles (28.33 Kilometers)




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General Description

This 17 mile loop is usually ridden by mountain bikers, but horseback riders, hikers, ATV riders and motorcyclists may want to try this route. Begin in Leadville at East 7th and Harrison. Follow East 7th Street past the Matchless Mine where it will turn to dirt. Stay on the main road staying left at the two forks and continue up towards Mosquito Pass. At the saddle before the high switchbacks begin you will take a left and travel north down Buckeye Gulch. You will follow this "road" through a major bog and past the railroad tracks to Colorado Hwy. 91. At this point, take a left and travel along the highway back to Leadville. You may want to try this route from Highway 91 and ending in town.

Directions from Leadville: Begin in Leadville at East 7th and Harrison. Follow East 7th Street past the Matchless Mine where it will turn to dirt. Stay on the main road staying left at the two forks and continue up towards Mosquito Pass. At the saddle before the high switchbacks begin you will take a left and travel north down Buckeye Gulch. Pass the railroad tracks then turn left on to Highway 91 toward Leadville.



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cross-country Skiing Beginning of loop from Leadville is used for cross-country skiing.
Yes
ICON Fishing Birdseye Gulch - stocked with brook an cutthroat trout
Yes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Birdseye Gulch Road
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Birdseye Gulch Road
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Birdseye Gulch Road
Yes
ICON ATV Riding Birdseye Gulch Road
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding Birdseye Gulch Road
Yes



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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