Fall Creek Pass / Tuhare Lakes

Leadville, Colorado 80429

Fall Creek Pass / Tuhare Lakes

Fall Creek Pass / Tuhare Lakes Professional Review and Guide

"There are two ways to hike to the Tuhare Lakes: you can walk south from the Half Moon/ Fall Creek Trailhead (nearer Minturn) for a distance of 5.4 miles, or you can walk north from the Hunky Dory Trailhead for a distance of 5.2 miles. It is much easier to drive to the Half Moon/Fall Creek Trailhead, so most people begin the hike from there, but in my opinion the trail from Hunky Dory is much more interesting than the northern route.

For that reason I will describe the southern trail. The hike from the Hunky Dory Trailhead takes you past the Seven Sisters Lakes and over Fall Creek Pass before dropping down to the Tuhare Lakes Trail. Furthermore, Holy Cross City is just a 15-minute walk from the Hunky Dory Trailhead. You might want to take a side trip to see that historic ghost town before beginning this hike."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
4,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 days
Late summer through early fall. The higher parts of the trail are generally covered with snow from mid July until late November.
Holy Cross Wilderness Area, White River National Forest
Local Contacts
Mount of the Holy Cross (USGS)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018