Meadow Mountain Trail #748

  

The Meadow Mountain trail begins just south of the Holy Cross Ranger Station off Hwy 24 and ends at the line shack and top of the Whiskey Creek trail: This trail is an old forest road and climbs gradually through large open meadows, with relics of old cabins and corrals, and some aspen and spruce-fir forest near the top. The line shack is a small cabin that lies at the end of the trail. The line shack offers a good place for lunch and a vantage point of some views of the Gore Range and Beaver Creek ski area. Evidence of old ski runs shows that this was once an old ski area.

* There is a printable Recreation Quicksheet for this trail which is complete with directions, a map, details, and other information about this trail. Or to see quicksheets for other recreation areas across the Forest, click on the "Recreation Quicksheets" link in the right column and select the appropriate Ranger District.

At a Glance

Operational Hours:
Fees
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Minturn

General Information

Directions: Travel west on I-70 to Exit 171 for Minturn, Leadville, and Hwy 24. Exit here and turn right (south). Just past the interstate, there is a large parking lot on the right. The trail begins from the south end of the parking lot near the white house.

Recreation Map

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Activities


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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
4.5 miles

  Latitude : 
39.599373

  Longitude : 
-106.443186

  Elevation : 
7750 - 9756

 



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