Colorado’s Top 10 Trail Runs

Turquoise Lake Trail, Leadville

While the trail alongside Turquoise Lake is relatively flat, running at almost 10,000 feet is always a challenge. It is, however, a great place to acclimatize and enjoy a pleasant waterfront trail along one of the largest bodies of water in Colorado. Just ten minutes outside of town, it’s typically done as an out and back so you can make it as long or short as you please.

Photo credit: Aaron Palaian/Leadville Race Series

Distance: 12.8 miles (out and back)

Elevation Gain: 133 feet

Difficulty: Mild

Trailhead Info: Park at the Molly Brown Campground off County Road 4 on the eastern shore of the lake

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