Hiking in Leadville: Continental Divide Trail
Description: One way from Tennessee Pass to Timberline Trailhead
Length: 14 miles
Notes: Through Lake County, the Colorado Trail and Continental Divide Trail follow the same route.
Getting there: From the traffic light at 6th St. and Harrison Avenue, travel north on Highway 24 through leadville. At the intersection of highways 24 and 91, take a left onto Highway 24 and travel northwest 8 miles to Tennessee Pass. Park in the large trailhead parking lot located on the west side of Highway 24, across from the entrance to Ski Cooper.
Hiking Leadville: Please click here and scroll down the page to read important safety information about hiking in remote, high-altitude locations. This information is a cooperative effort of the U.S. Forest Service, San Isabel National Forest, Leadville Ranger District and the Lake County Marketing Action Committee.
About the Area: Leadville and Twin Lakes are criss-crossed with an incredible network of trails. With an average of 310 days of sunshine a year, more than 35,000 acres within four nationally designated Wilderness Areas, and the state’s highest mountains, Lake County, Colorado, features abundant opportunities for year-round, high-country fun. Plan your trip now!
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