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Mount Massive Wilderness

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Recommended Routes in Mount Massive Wilderness - 5

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Favorite The final cairn!
Difficult

Mt. Elbert

8.9 mi 14.4 km 4,410' Up 1344.26 m Up 4,410' Down 1344.07 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite A lone hiker enjoys the solitude and fall colors on the south approach to Mount Elbert.
Difficult

Black Cloud Trail

10.9 mi 17.5 km 5,023' Up 1531.13 m Up 5,023' Down 1530.98 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite The final cairn!
Difficult

Mt. Elbert Loop

14.5 mi 23.3 km 4,913' Up 1497.4 m Up 4,920' Down 1499.69 m Down

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

Mt. Massive

7.3 mi 11.8 km 3,857' Up 1175.56 m Up 3,857' Down 1175.49 m Down

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

Mt. Massive via CDT

13.4 mi 21.5 km 4,400' Up 1340.98 m Up 4,400' Down 1340.99 m Down

Leadvil…, CO

Mount Massive Wilderness Hiking

  • 131 Miles 212 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 14 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mount Massive Wilderness - 12

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4.9 mi 7.8 km #1South Mount Elbert Trail #1481
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO 12 
1.0 mi 1.7 km #2Windsor Lake Trail
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult
Leadville North, CO 10 
21.5 mi 34.6 km #3CT - Segment 11: Mount Massive to Clear Creek
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
13.2 mi 21.3 km #4CDT: Halfmoon Creek to Timberline Lake (CO Sec. 24)
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
3.6 mi 5.8 km #5Mt. Massive Trail
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
2.6 mi 4.2 km #6North Halfmoon Lakes Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville North, CO
13.3 mi 21.4 km #7CT - Segment 10: Timberline Lake to Mount Massive
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km #8Mt. Massive / North Halfmoon Trail
Very Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Very Difficult
Leadville North, CO
2.5 mi 4.1 km #9Echo Canyon Trail #1479
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
Difficult
Leadville North, CO
8.6 mi 13.8 km #10Highline Trail
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
2.0 mi 3.2 km #11Rock Creek Trail
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
2.0 mi 3.2 km #12Kearney Park Trail
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO

Photos of Mount Massive Wilderness - 36

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A lone hiker enjoys the solitude and fall colors on the south approach to Mount Elbert.
Feb 7, 2017 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
The final cairn!
Dec 12, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO
Approximately 13,800' up, less than a mile from the summit!
Dec 9, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO
One of the Half Moon Lakes.
Jul 15, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO
Panorama of summit.
Jul 10, 2016 near Leadvil…, CO
Looking back down the valley towards La Plata Peak
Feb 8, 2018 near Leadvil…, CO
View from Mt. Massive's summit on a summer day.
Mar 5, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO