Sheep Gulch / Hope Pass


This is a popular, 2.5 mile�trail with an elevation gain of 2,670 feet, that�takes you to�Hope Pass.�It�is run�by participants training for the Leadville Trail 100 foot Race and is considered the "crux" of that infamous race. Hope Pass offers extraordinary views of the Collegiate Peaks with exceptional views of Missouri Mountain,�Mount Belford,�Mount Oxford and Huron Peak.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Leadville, Colorado
Water: None
Restroom: None
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General Information


Follow the Continental Divide Trail into the Clear Creek Drainage where the Continental Divide Trail and Colorado Trail split. Both trails follow the same route over Hope Pass from the north. At the Clear Creek Road, the Colorado Trail turns east down the drainage while the Continental Divide Trail turns south and west toward Lake Ann and the Continental Divide. From the road/trail junction, the Continental Divide Trail goes past Rockdale and through Winfield before following South Fork/Clear Creek Road for two miles, where the road ends. The trail then enters the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. It is approximately 4-miles from Winfield to the summit.

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