Turquoise Lake Trail

Lake County, Colorado

Distance6.3mi
Elevation Gain2,171ft
Trailhead Elevation9,888ft
Top9,949ft
Elevation Min/Max9873/9949ft
Elevation Start/End9888/9888ft

Turquoise Lake Trail

Turquoise Lake Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Lake County, Colorado. It is within San Isabel National Forest. It is 6.3 miles long and begins at 9,888 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,171 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The Belle of Colorado Campground camp site can be seen along the trail. There is also a spoil heap along the trail.

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75 Classic Rides Colorado (The Mountaineers Books)
Jason Sumner
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"Unless you’re the most casual of cyclists, you’ve likely heard of Leadville, Colorado. Not only is it the highest incorporated city in the United States (elevation 10,152 feet), it’s also home to the famed Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race; the list of past winners includes the likes of Floyd Landis, Levi Leipheimer, and Lance Armstrong." Read more
Road Biking Colorado (Falcon Guides)
Robert Hurst
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"This deceivingly difficult loop around Turquoise Lake near Leadville is a roadie’s dream. The road winds above a gorgeous lake with the state’s highest peaks looming above." Read more

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Lake County
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Dec 2018