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Quick Facts

Lenawee Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,320 Feet (3217.0 Meters)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 3,500 Feet (1091.0 Meters)
Length, One-way: 4 Miles (6.4 Kilometers)
Ti Topo Maps: #104, Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Loveland Pass
Trail Number: 2257
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: Montezuma, Grays Peak




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General Description

The Lenawee Trail starts along Peru Creek, east of Keystone. From the trail the hiker is able to view the Jumbo Mine, as well as numerous old cabins and other ruins. Spectacular views all the way down the valley to Dillon Reservoir, interesting boulder outcroppings and unique aspects of the alpine environment make this an outstanding trail.

The trail traverses up to tree line through lodgepole pine, spruce, and fir, with a gain of 1,400 feet in the first two miles. After reaching the tundra, the trail becomes less evident, and the hiker must pay close attention to the rock cairns marking the trail. The final climb along the alpine meadows and onto the ridge below the mountain is long, but the spectacular view is rewarding.

Attractions and Considerations:

If staying overnight, it will be necessary to carry water, as there is no water along the trail.

Horseback Travel Recommendations:

This trail makes a nice horse trip, though there is no parking or turnaround for horse trailers at the trailhead. Horses should be kept on established trails to preserve the fragile alpine tundra.

Directions from Silverthorne: Go east on Hwy 6, past Keystone, to the Montezuma Road. Turn right, then an immediate left, and travel for 4.6 miles to the Peru Creek Road. Turn left, and look for the Lenawee Trail sign 0.6 miles past the creek crossing. Park along side the road.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 38 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. Turn right in Silverthorne and travel east on US Highway 6 to the Montezuma Road east of Keystone. Turn right, then an immediate left, and travel for 4.6 miles to the Peru Creek Road. Turn left, and look for the Lenawee Trail sign 0.6 miles past the creek crossing. Park along side the road.

Directions from Vail: Travel 29 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. Turn right in Silverthorne and travel east on US Highway 6 to the Montezuma Road east of Keystone. Turn right, then an immediate left, and travel for 4.6 miles to the Peru Creek Road. Turn left, and look for the Lenawee Trail sign 0.6 miles past the creek crossing. Park along side the road.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through October (NOTE: Seasons vary depending on weather conditions.) .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 1999-06-22 18:11:00.0


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Filed By: Don Samuels (Silverthorne, CO)
Time of Day: all day
Length of Time: 5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We did the two car hike, leaving one at the A-Basin lot. Next time we will just hike to the top of A-Basin and come back. I loved the views on this hike and will do it again.
Water Availability: 2 Nalgenes. Water is available for pets along the way.
Recommended Clothing: shorts, tee-shirt. Had warmer clothing in the packs.
Suggested Accessories: Hiking Poles



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding This trail makes a nice horse trip, though there is no parking or turnaround for horse trailers at the trailhead. Horses should be kept on established trails to preserve the fragile alpine tundra.
Yes



Related Activities
Snake River General Forest Area - The Snake River General Forest Area is southeast of Silverthorne and includes the area around Keystone and Arapaho Basin.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Summit County Chamber of Commerce, 011 S Summit Blvd. , Frisco, CO, 80443, Phone: 800-530-3099, Fax: 970-668-1515

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