Connects: Hagerman Pass Road (FSR #105), Douglass City, Opal Lake (11,390 ft), Hagerman Lake (11,330 ft), Hagerman Tunnel
Leadville, CO – Easy – 5.5 Miles Roundtrip – Hike, Run, Horseback Ride, Dog Friendly – Dirt
The Colorado Midland Trail, also called the Hagerman Tunnel Trail, is an easy trail you can hike, run, and horseback ride that is dog friendly. This is a 5.5 mile round trip hike with portions of the trail in the Mount Massive Wilderness Area near Leadville, CO.
More information about the Colorado Midland Trail can be found at:
San Isabel National Forest – Midland Trail
San Isabel National Forest – Colorado Midland Railroad
A sign at the trailhead reads: (Click to expand)
“Born 1883, Died 1921 – The Colorado Midland Railway was the first standard gauge pike over and through the Colorado Rockies. It had less than 350 miles of track, never made any money yet has excited the imagination of railroad lovers as have few railroads in the nation – the section of railbed that you are about to walk over leads through fallen-in snowsheds, over trestles no longer in existence, to the lofty Hagerman Tunnel, 11,530 feet above sea level, which pierced the Rockies – in your walk you will see the almost forgotten site of a magnificent curved wooden trestle 1,084 feet long.”