Mineral Belt Trail
On Leadville’s famous Mineral Belt Trail, you can see the tops of the towering Sawatch mountains and remnants of 1880s silver mines, all on a paved, 11.6 mile loop around town.
Did you know the Guggenheims made their fortune in Leadville? See the headframe where they struck the motherlode, original cribbing and pools from the mining days, and unobstructed views of Colorado’s two highest peaks, Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive.
This summer and fall, come hike, bike, or run this scenic trail. The route is also accessible under the Americans with Disabilities Act. With numerous trailheads around town to let you choose your distance, the Mineral Belt Trail is perfect for people of all ages and ability levels.
Trail Maintenance & Detour June 8 – July 24, 2020
The Mineral Belt Trail will undergo maintenance starting June 8, 2020, and we hope to have it completed well before July 24, 2020. A portion of the trail will be closed during this time; Graham Park (mm 3.6) to County Road 2 (mm 5.1). A trail detour will be in place, beginning on 7th Street, maintaining a paved surface throughout. The trail will remain open to Graham Park. Signage will be posted on the trail and within parking areas.
Winter on the Trail
You can use this trail all year long! The Mineral Belt Trail isgroomed in the winter for your Nordic ski, snowshoe, and fat bike fun,