Hagerman Pass

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4.6/5 (38 reviews)
Leadville, Colorado (Lake County)
Last Updated: 11/22/2023
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Located in the Sawatch Range between Leadville and Basalt, Colorado, Hagerman Pass is an incredibly scenic trail that crosses the Continental Divide at 11,925 feet. This high clearance 4x4 trail offers views of majestic mountains, glittering mountain lakes, stunning campsites, and takes you back through the rich history of the areas' early railroad days. This off-road trail is part of section 5 of the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route (COBDR), which is a mostly off-road route across the entire state of Colorado from New Mexico to Wyoming. There are many hiking trails that start off of Hagerman Pass, even a few used by anglers. Don't miss this high altitude gem if you are looking for some fairly easy trail therapy and a mountain get-a-way reset.

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4.6/5 (38)
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150500
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/23/2023

This trail is now under official seasonal closure to wheeled vehicles, beginning 11/23.
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Impassable
Visited: 10/29/2023

Recent snow storms have blanketed the trail creating dangerous driving conditions and rendering the trail impassable.
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Visited: 08/14/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

went with a brother on his KTM. Beautiful scenery, some technical spots, Only saw 2 people on motorcycles the whole time. Breathtaking views at the summit
Trail Review: Hagerman Pass - paul schulz
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Visited: 08/02/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Took the trail from the Leadville side. It had been raining off and on for the past few days in the area but no mud or water running down/across the trail. The ruts at CP 7 were no problem took the right side, slight off camber. Only saw 3 other vehicles on the trail. Headed out on FR105 to Basalt. First time driving that and seeing Reudi Reservoir... What a beautiful drive for Aspen viewing later this year.
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Open
Visited: 07/27/2023

The snow has been plowed bu a front end loader and the pass is now entirely open for travel.

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