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Turquoise Lake Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.3 (12)

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


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Map Key

6.4

Miles

10.3

KM

Point to Point

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 hike 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. Hike 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

#736

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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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Sep 24, 2020
Rachel Pierstorff
2mi
Sep 1, 2020
Sara Allor-Fahmie
Sep 22, 2019
Jill Shaddy-Gouvion
Beautiful! 1.8mi — 1h 07m
Aug 11, 2019
Taylor West
Aug 3, 2019
Morgan Reynolds
6.4mi
Jun 4, 2019
Josh Spencer
Sep 2, 2018
Joshua Harrison
Lovely, easy trail along the perimeter of the lake. Our puppy loved it and didn't get too tired out. 6mi
Jun 8, 2018
Dave Drake
Great Run! 12mi — 2h 30m