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Slide Lake Patrol - Leadville Ranger District


  • Keep an eye out for any trash along the trail, in dispersed camping areas, and trailheads. 
  • Note any trail degradation issues and user-created routes/spurs.
  • Report any illegal campfires during the fire ban.

Trail Information:

FS 145 - Enjoy this high alpine 2.7 mile 4x4 trail leading to a beautiful 20-acre lake nestled directly underneath the Continental Divide. 

Technical rating: (3) Easy

Dirt road. Rutted, washes, or gulches. Water crossings up to 6" depth. Passable mud. Grades up to 10 degrees. Small rocks or holes. 4WD recommended but 2WD possible under good conditions and with adequate ground clearance and skill. No width problems for any normal vehicle. Vehicle passing spots frequently available if less than two vehicles wide.