Lower Iowa Gulch

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As a part of the historic Route Of The Silver Kings, Iowa Gulch is rich in mining history. Lower Iowa Gulch traverses along the bottom of the drainage, passing giant mining structures that once brought fame and fortune to many people. This trail rewards you with majestic views from the base of massi... Read More
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Highlights of Lower Iowa Gulch

Mine Category Icon Mine
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Water Category Icon Water
Highest Elevation
12026 ft
Shape of Trail
Connector
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
2
Nearest Town
Leadville
Nearest Services
Leadville
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Royal Gorge Field Office

Overview

As a part of the historic Route Of The Silver Kings, Iowa Gulch is rich in mining history. Lower Iowa Gulch traverses along the bottom of the drainage, passing giant mining structures that once brought fame and fortune to many people. This trail rewards you with majestic views from the base of massive peaks such as Mount Sherman and Mount Sheridan and also offers across-the-valley views of Mount Elbert and Mount Massive. Combine this trail with others in the area to make a half-day loop sure to entertain you while you visit the Leadville area, the once home of the Unsinkable Molly Brown and Doc Holliday.

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8 Waypoints
26 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
4 Community Reviews
1 Video
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