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Silver Rush 50 2021

Intermediate
 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Fun, runnable tour of Leadville's historic mines and beautiful scenery.


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Map Key

51.7

Miles

83.2

KM

92%

Runnable

12,006' 3,659 m

High

9,905' 3,019 m

Low

7,278' 2,218 m

Up

7,289' 2,222 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Historical Significance · Lake · Views

Overview

The 50-mile course takes racers through the historic mining district on the east side of Leadville, past many gold and silver mines. It will begin at the Cloud City Ski Hut (located just below Colorado Mountain College on Hwy 24 on the south end of Leadville). Some of the route is on roads, be careful of cars and 4x4s.

Description

The route starts behind Colorado Mountain College, and joins up with the Mineral Belt Trail briefly. Then you go past the Lake County airport on your right and turn left at the end of the airport. Turn right onto County Rd 6A. Sharp left onto County Rd 2B and go past Printer Boy Hill (on your right).

Follow until taking a right onto County Rd 1B. Take a right onto County Rd 3B. The turnaround point is at the end of County Rd 38A. Then turn around and come back to Leadville.

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Jess Murdzek

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Photos

Silver Rush 50 Run - part of the Leadville Race Series.
Apr 26, 2017 near Leadville, CO
Aquilegia coeurlea (Colorado Blue Columbine) dot the basin of Iowa Gulch in mid July.
Jul 24, 2017 near Leadville, CO
The major creek crossing in Iowa Gulch. Helps to have poles but there are good rocks to walk across.
Jul 24, 2017 near Leadville, CO

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