Meadow Mountain Trail #2124


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.

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At a Glance

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.

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Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

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  Area/Length : 
4.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
7750 - 9756