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Mountain Biking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > Leadville Ranger District

Quick Facts

Halfmoon Road

Difficulty: Moderate
Length, One-way: 5.5 Miles (9.17 Kilometers)

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General Description

The bike route for Halfmoon Road (Forest Road 110) begins approximately one mile west of Highway 24 on County Road #300 (Fish Hatchery Road). Turn left on to State Road #11 following the signs to the Halfmoon Campground. The road is passable for the first seven miles by passenger car to the Mt. Massive trailhead. Starting there, ride west five and a half miles to the Champion Mine. This route is a gradual climb with a few steep pitches through Lodgepole Pine forest.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Colorado Trail
ICON Camping Halfmoon Road - Elbert Creek Campground, Halfmoon Campground, Halfmoon West Campground
ICON Automobile Travel Halfmoon Road - Passed Mt. Massive/Mt. Elbert Trailhead recommended for 4 WD only.
ICON Fishing Halfmoon Creek
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Halfmoon Road
ICON Hiking & Walking Halfmoon Road - Colorado Trail, Mt. Massive Trail, North Halfmoon Trail, Willow Creek Trail, North Mt. Elbert Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Halfmoon Road - Colorado Trail, Mt. Massive Trail, North Halfmoon Trail, Willow Creek Trail, North Mt. Elbert Trail
ICON Mountain Biking Halfmoon Road
ICON ATV Riding Halfmoon Road
ICON Motorcycle Riding Halfmoon Road
ICON Snowmobiling Halfmoon Road
ICON Viewing Scenery Halfmoon Road

Related Activities
Colorado Trail (Halfmoon to Twin Lakes) - This segment of the Colorado Trail begins in the Halfmoon Drainage and continues for approximately 6 miles to the Lakeview Campground above Twin Lakes.

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.

Mt. Elbert Family Picnic Ground - Mt. Elbert Family Picnic Ground is located on the northern shore of Twin Lakes Reservoir east of the Mt. Elbert Power Plant. Visitors who use this facility will have access to the lakes as well as the surrounding terrain.

Mt. Massive - Mount Massive is the second highest peak in Colorado and is appropriately named, with seven summits over 14,000 feet. Elevation of the highest peak is 14,421 feet.

North Halfmoon Trail - This trail leads the hiker to a high alpine lake. North Halfmoon Lakes are located almost 3 miles from the trailhead on Halfmoon Road.

South Halfmoon Road - South Halfmoon Road is recommended for experienced four-wheel drivers only. It is very rough with a few stream crossings.

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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