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Recommended Routes in Mount Massive Wilderness - 2

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Favorite View from Mt. Massive's summit on a summer day.
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Mt. Massive

7.6 mi 12.2 km 3,841' Up 1170.86 m Up 3,843' Down 1171.33 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
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Favorite View from Mt. Massive's summit on a summer day.
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Mt. Massive via CDT

13.4 mi 21.5 km 4,456' Up 1358.07 m Up 4,455' Down 1357.95 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
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Mount Massive Wilderness Hiking

  • 53 Miles 86 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 4 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 7 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mount Massive Wilderness - 9

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4.9 mi 7.8 km #1South Mount Elbert Trail #1481
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Leadville North, CO
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Leadville North, CO 18 
1.0 mi 1.7 km #2Windsor Lake Trail
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Leadville North, CO
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Leadville North, CO 12 
13.2 mi 21.3 km #3CDT: Halfmoon Creek to Timberline Lake (CO Sec. 24)
Intermediate Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
2.7 mi 4.3 km #4North Halfmoon Lakes Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
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Leadville North, CO
21.5 mi 34.6 km #5CT - Segment 11: Mount Massive to Clear Creek
Intermediate Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
3.7 mi 5.9 km #6Mt. Massive Trail
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Leadville North, CO
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Leadville North, CO
1.9 mi 3.1 km #7Mt. Massive / North Halfmoon Trail
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Leadville North, CO
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Leadville North, CO
2.5 mi 4.1 km #8Echo Canyon Trail #1479
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Leadville North, CO
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Leadville North, CO
2.0 mi 3.2 km #9Rock Creek Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Leadville North, CO

Photos of Mount Massive Wilderness - 47

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Panorama of summit.
Jul 10, 2016 near Leadvil…, CO
A lone hiker enjoys the solitude and fall colors on the south approach to Mount Elbert.
Feb 7, 2017 near Leadvil…, CO
Looking back down the valley towards La Plata Peak
Feb 8, 2018 near Leadvil…, CO
One of the Half Moon Lakes.
Jul 15, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO
Worth the hike to get to this lake -- same trailhead as Mt. Massive, but lots of trees down made the hike a bit more challenging.
Jul 15, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO
Approximately 13,800' up, less than a mile from the summit!
Dec 9, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO
The final cairn!
Dec 12, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO
Sunrise on Mount Elbert in July.
Jan 21, 2022 near Leadvil…, CO
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