Birdseye Gulch

4.8/5 (28 reviews)
Located just outside of the highest incorporated city in the US, this off-road trail combines every feature of a classic Jeep road. Birdseye Gulch is narrow, rocky, and steep with standing water in places, creek crossings, gorgeous high alpine views, and even some mud. This trail is a more difficult...Read More
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Highlights of Birdseye Gulch

Altitude Category IconAltitude
Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Overland Category IconOverland
Rock Category IconRock
Scenic Category IconScenic
Water Category IconWater
Highest Elevation
12175 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
South
Official Trail Name
Birdseye Gulch
Nearest Town
Leadville
Nearest Services
Leadville
Management Agency
Lake County
District
Leadville Ranger District

Overview

Located just outside of the highest incorporated city in the US, this off-road trail combines every feature of a classic Jeep road. Birdseye Gulch is narrow, rocky, and steep with standing water in places, creek crossings, gorgeous high alpine views, and even some mud. This trail is a more difficult side trip off of Mosquito Pass and a much more interesting route than taking the county road up from Leadville.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Guide Overview
8 Waypoints
26 Trail Photos
3 Trail Concerns
28 Community Reviews
1 Video
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