A quick, easy getaway just north of Leadville. Mount Zion is about two thirds of the way up the trail and has distant views of Leadville and Turquoise Lake. Mount Zion is barely noticeable as you drive across it. Best views are at end of road near Buckeye Peak.
Submitted by Charles Wells
I drove this trail on June 28, 2018. The steep spot between Waypoints 02 and 03, shown on the map, has gotten very chewed up. Because of this short section, this trail now requires a “Moderate” rating. In addition, the last sentence in the “Getting There” instructions is misleading. There is not really a bridge across the Arkansas River—it’s more of a raised road with guardrails.