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Turquoise Lake Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.3 (12)

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


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6.4

Miles

10.3

KM

100%

Runnable

9,936' 3,028 m

High

9,879' 3,011 m

Low

133' 40 m

Up

125' 38 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

4%

Max Grade (3°)

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Features Lake · Views · Wildlife

Description

This is usually done as an out and back. Park at the dam and run the Turquoise Lake Trail along the lake to Mayqueen Campground. It's a great trail to acclimatize on due to the minimal elevation gain and nice climbs.

For a great addition; continue on Mayqueen then left up the road to Hagerman Pass Rd. Take a right at Hagerman Pass Rd and then you're first left onto Sugarloaf Pass Rd. Run up the pass, then left at the top back down to Mayqueen on the Colorado Trail.

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  4.3 from 12 votes

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in Leadville

#745

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in Leadville

#129

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The Turquoise Lake Trail varies from sandy beach to packed-sand trail. You just can't beat the views.
Apr 8, 2017 near Leadvil…, CO
Turquoise Lake Trail in November
Apr 1, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO
Turquoise Lake
Apr 1, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO

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Aug 22, 2020
Keith Litkowiak
Jul 12, 2020
Amber Livesey
Jun 15, 2019
L Farrell
Beautiful! 6.4mi — 1h 40m
Oct 12, 2018
Noah Williams
From below the dam and back on the road 13.5mi — 1h 50m
Jun 17, 2018
Lynne Day
Jun 4, 2018
Sean Austin