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This section of the Colorado Trail, section #10, can be accessed in the Turquoise Lake Area. Section #10 begins at the parking lot of the Timberline Lake Trailhead and ends in the Halfmoon Creek drainage. This entire segment of trail passes through the Holy Cross Wilderness, mountain biking is therefore not permitted. Segment #10 can also be accessed from the Hagerman Pass Road (Forest Road #105) approximately 1.2 mile from it's junction with the Turquoise Lake Road. Segment #10 continues for 11.5 miles to Halfmoon Creek with an elevation change of less than 1,000 feet for moderate hiking. Approximately 1 mile south of the Hagerman Pass Road, the trail enters the Mount Massive Wilderness Area, mountain bikers will have to bypass this area.

Directions: From Leadville, Southern Access: From Leadville, travel three miles west on US Highway 24. Take Colorado 300 west 3/4 of a mile to Lake County 11. Follow signs to Elbert Creek Campground. The trailhead is just east of this campground. This is also the trailhead for the Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive Trails.

Elevation: 10,000 feet

Ending Elevation: 10,000 feet

Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet

Usage: Heavy

Difficulty: Moderate

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