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Birdseye Gulch

1 Review
Location Leadville, CO
Rating Difficult,
Length 6.3mi
Time 3hrs

Vehicle Types

Overview

Varying conditions at a mud bog make this trail unpredictable.

This trail is a side trip off Mosquito Pass, Trail #52. It’s reputation for difficulty has been largely based on a short section of mud bogs that, at one time, was almost impossible to get across. Recent repairs by the 4WD community have improved conditions, but this spot can still be a problem. Unlicensed vehicles usually enter from the north end off Hwy. 91 because of a large parking area next to the road.

Rating

Difficult
Trail Ratings Defined

In addition to the mud bogs, the road is steep and very rocky in spots. Although we cannot recommend this trail for stock SUVs, more aggressive models can do it.

Stats

Length

6.3mi

Time

3hrs

High Point

12,100ft

Best Time To Go

July-Sept

Current Conditions

(719) 486-0749Pike and San Isabel N.F., Leadville R.D.

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Ran this trail on August 10, 2019 (in a 2016 4runner with 33s, 3" lift, skids and sliders) after going up and down the west side of Mosquito Pass. Fun trail, but very tight in the brush (lots of new pinstripes), very rocky, and a little low on scenery once you pass the bogs (which are completely absent now, after work completed by the 4x4 community) when headed north. The rocky wet section can be tricky if you meet someone halfway through, so a good peek ahead is prudent. We did get to watch the train from Leadville pass by, fun to wave at the folks onboard.
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