5 miles
Distance
441 ft
Climb
-433 ft
Descent
00:59:09
Avg time
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Turquoise Lake Details

  • Riding Area
    Leadville
    Leadville, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #63366 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Approximately 12 mile Out and Back trail around 9900ft Elevation. Starting from the damn is relatively easy, but filled with several hikers. As you head North and then West, you will pass a paved boat launch/ramp (about 1 mile in). This is where the trail turns from easy to a little more technical. Hikers also decrease in frequency too. After mile 2, the trail turns to a good tech throughout the rest of the trail with numerous rocks, and baby heads as the trail undulates along the side of the lake. Great views and two short punchy climbs with rock features will elevate your heart rate. There are approximately 6 stream crossings ranging from a trickle to 10ft length bridges. A great warmup trail (especially if you are coming from a lower elevation) for bigger and better rides in the area.

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More Stats for Turquoise Lake bike trail
  • Altitude change
    8 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,874 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,954 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,879 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,887 ft
  • Grade
    0.028%
  • Grade max
    -33.209%
  • Grade min
    41.36%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,480 ft
  • Avg time
    00:59:09
  • Avg reverse time
    00:44:18
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Turquoise Lake Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 32 rides
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      May 29, 2018 @ 3:07pm
      May 29, 2018
      Turquoise Lake, Colorado Springs
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      Turquoise Lake, Colorado Springs
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      Turquoise Lake, Colorado Springs
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      May 29, 2018
      Turquoise Lake, Colorado Springs

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