- 8 miles
- Aerobic Difficulty:
- Time To Allow:
- 2 - 3 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 10100 feet
The Mitchell Creek Loop starts off with three miles on the 400+ mile long Colorado Trail, which spans the state of Colorado. The Mitchell Creek Loop features mostly singletrack, high alpine riding which is well marked with blue diamond markers.
Riders on Mitchell Creek Loop will find several rocky areas to navigate and a marshy section, which can be more difficult after a recent rain. Singletrack predominates through the Mitchell Creek Basin, with the ride eventually culminating on double track back to the trailhead.
Time To Allow:
High elevation riding
While riding any trail system it is a great idea to include a repair kit and first aid kit. Mitchell Creek Loop is multi-use and hikers, horseback riders and other trail users may be seen along the way. Please be considerate on the trails and understand right of way protocol. Mitchell Creek Loop is located in high elevation mountains and can experience sudden weather shifts, so riders should bring appropriate warm layers in anticipation of this.
From Leadville drive 8 miles north on Highway 24. There is a large parking lot on the left near Tennessee Summit. Park Here. Look for a kiosk with a permanent trail map at the parking area. Once on the trail at the intersection with Wurtz Ditch Roadway take a right, head up the road for about a ½ mile and look for the continuation of the singletrack on the right.