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Turquoise Lake Road.

Turquoise Lake Road

Turquoise Lake Rd, Leadville, CO 80461

        Distance: Approximately 14 miles

        Sports: Cycling, fat biking, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling

        The peaceful paved road around Turquoise Lake leads through pine forests and open areas looking out to high peaks in the Mosquito Range, Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive, and the Upper Arkansas River Valley.

        Wind through its turns to access campgrounds and picnic areas, or ride around it by bike for a scenic workout. When the snow flies, it’s groomed for winter sports.

        The loop connects County Roads 9C, 9, and 4. Parking is available at the dam, on County Road 4 just past the intersection with 9C, or at the many campgrounds and pull offs along the way.