Adventure Projects is hiring a web engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Trail Run Project Logo

Windsor Lake Trail

 4.0 (3)

1.0 Miles 1.7 Kilometers


62%

Runnable

842' 257 m

Ascent

0' 0 m

Descent

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

11,625' 3,543 m

High

10,783' 3,287 m

Low

Shared By Zander Göpfert

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

A short and steep climb through pine forest to a beautiful alpine lake.

Zander Göpfert

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · Views

Runner Notes

Steep and loose in sections but, overall, a great hill-climb option to a beautiful lake.

Description

A bang-for-your-buck route, this trail is short and steep with a beautiful reward waiting at the end. For those looking for an afternoon excursion outside of Leadville, head out to this trailhead past Turquoise Lake on Hagerman Pass Rd (Forest Road 105).

From the parking lot, head southwest across Busk Creek looking for the backcountry check-in. Continue south/southwest as the trail begins to climb up through the trees. There are some sections that are looser than others but manageable for most.

After the steepest section, the trail tops out at a small lake, which is beautiful in its own right but only an appetizer for the main course some 80 feet above. Continue up to the next plateau where Windsor Lake sits majestically below the loose, eroding cliffs. Find a spot to sprawl out and have a picnic lunch or unpack your hammock and tent for an overnight beneath the starts.

Flora & Fauna

Pine forest and wetland species surrounding the lake.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 3 votes

#6229

Overall
  4.0 from 3 votes
5 Star
33%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
33%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#619

in Colorado

#6,229

Overall
70 Views Last Month
541 Since Sep 26, 2016
Difficult Difficult

0%
0%
0%
50%
50%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running