Mount Massive Wilderness

Located in the San Isabel National Forest in Colorado.

The Mount Massive Wilderness encompasses over 30,000 acres of land just west of Leadville. Elevations in the wilderness start at 10,000 feet and rise to 14,421 feet at the top of Colorado's second highest mountain, Mount Massive. Despite its height, the top of Mount Massive can be attained by a moderate 6 mile hike (one way) from the trailhead at Halfmoon Creek. Hikers who make it to the top of Mount Massive are greeted with panoramic views of the Arkansas Valley and other fourteeners in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness to the south. In total, the area contains about 20 miles of hiking trails.

For more information contact: The San Isabel National Forest

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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