Leon Lake 127

Scout Route
5/5 (2 reviews)

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Located deep within the Grand Mesa National Forest, pristine Leon Lake sees very little human traffic. Countless creeks and bubbling springs in the middle of the trail feed the tiered lake system. Combined with Park Creek, FR 262, it creates a challenging and beautiful all-day 4x4 adventure. The trail requires a vehicle with oversized and aggressive mud terrain tires for the countless mud pits and long sections of large boulders covered in mud from springs leaching the ground. Attempts to tame the marshy terrain with cinder block pavers over the years have almost disappeared. The trail is muddy all year and likely impassable in springtime. Completing the entire trail requires high clearance, low-range gearing, and experience in self-recovery. You will get muddy and have pinstripes from the tight brush at a couple of water crossings.

Camping is spectacular and relatively abundant along the lakes and creeks. A highlight campsite is at the two creeks junction, where FR 262 and FR 127 join, just before the bridge.