Hiking The Birdseye Gulch Road

The 44th most popular hiking trail in Colorado.

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Near Leadville, the Birdseye Gulch Road is a 17 mile loop open to hiking. This 17 mile loop is usually ridden by mountain bikers, but horseback riders, hikers, ATV riders and motorcyclists may want to try this route. Begin in Leadville at East 7th and Harrison. Follow East 7th Street past the Matchless Mine where it will turn to dirt. Stay on the main road staying left at the two forks and continue up towards Mosquito Pass. At the saddle before the high switchbacks begin you will take a left and travel north down Buckeye Gulch. You will follow this "road" through a major bog and past the railroad tracks to Colorado Hwy. 91. At this point, take a left and travel along the highway back to Leadville. You may want to try this route from Highway 91 and ending in town.

Overall, Birdseye Gulch Road is the 44th most popular hiking trail of all 72 hikes in Colorado.

Birdseye Gulch Road in San Isabel NF (CO/US)

Birdseye Gulch Road in San Isabel NF (CO/US)

Birdseye Gulch Road Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  San Isabel National Forest (719) 486-0749; Leadville Tourism (719) 486-3900; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

Recommended Book:  "100 Classic Hikes Colorado" from Scott Warren

Base Camp:  Mt. Elbert Lodge (719) 486-0594; Super 8; Silver King Inn; Columbine Suites

Luxury Loding:  Delaware Hotel (719) 486-1418

Breakfast Restaurant:  Golden Burro Cafe, Leadville; Tennessee Pass CafĂ©

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/psicc

GPS:  39.31186, -106.22984

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  3/28/2018

ID:  17350

Birdseye Gulch Road Hiking Map


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