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A beautiful ride next to one of the largest bodies of water in Colorado!


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Map Key

6.3

Miles

10.1

KM

Singletrack

10,016' 3,053 m

High

9,876' 3,010 m

Low

380' 116 m

Up

373' 114 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Allowed

Need to Know

If you want to avoid the busiest section of trail, you can park at the Tabor Boat and ride west to Mayqueen and back (about 8.2 miles out and back).

Description

This is usually ridden as an out and back. Park at the dam and ride the trail along the lake to Mayqueen Campground. It's a great trail to acclimatize on due to little elevation gain and nice climbs.

For a great addition; ride to Mayqueen then left up the road to Hagerman Pass Rd. Take a right on Hagerman Pass and your first left onto Sugarloaf Pass Rd. Ride up the pass then left at the top back down to Mayqueen on the Colorado Trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Sterling Mudge with improvements by Fernando Musa

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 40 votes

#1

in Leadville

#417

Overall
  4.0 from 40 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Leadville

#131

in Colorado

#417

Overall
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10,048 Since Feb 19, 2014
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Photos

Turquoise Lake Trail in November
Feb 19, 2014 near Leadvil…, CO
Trail next to lake
Aug 17, 2018 near Leadvil…, CO
Small stream crossing.
Jun 14, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO
Easy climb.
Jun 14, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO
Lots of roots.
Jun 14, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO

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Jun 22, 2024
Sheri Vernier
Jun 21, 2024
Chris Ververis
6.3mi
Sep 11, 2023
Chris Furlong
Too rocky for a cross bike on West side, East side seemed easier…did less than 0.5M.
Aug 14, 2023
Daniel C
Out and back from the dam. Gets very technical towards the end. Lots of hike a bike in some spots for me. Awesome trail!
Jul 2, 2023
K O
Nice family ride 6.7mi — 1h 40m
Sep 3, 2022
Alan Peters
Jul 14, 2021
Fernando Musa
Oct 4, 2020
Daylene York
12.6mi
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