Native Lake Highline Trail
Distance: 4.6 - 11.2 miles (round trip)
Mount Massive Wilderness, San Isabel National Forest, near Leadville in Central Colorado
A pretty lake along with terrific views of the Continental Divide and Mt. Massive are a few of the scenic delights along this beautiful trail paralleling the eastern flanks of the Continental Divide west of Leadville.
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- Distance: 4.6 miles (round trip) to Divide between Busk and Rock Creek Drainages
7.8 miles (round trip) to Native Lake
11.2 miles (round trip) to Turnaround Point on the Highline
- Elevation: 10,780-ft. at Trailhead
11,860-ft. at Divide between Busk and Rock Creek Drainages
11,240-ft. at Native Lake
11,615-ft. at Turnaround Point on the Highline
- Elevation Gain: 1,080-ft. to Divide between Busk and Rock Creek Drainages
-620-ft. to Native Lake
375-ft. to Turnaround Point on the Highline
- Difficulty: moderate-strenuous
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Leadville / Central Colorado
Why Hike Native Lake Highline Trail
The Native Lake / Highline trail traverses the eastern flank of the Continental Divide near Leadville. Along the way the route crosses a broad tundra clad plateau featuring wonderful views of the Continental Divide and Mt. Massive (14,421-ft.), visits scenic Native Lake and then wanders through woods and meadows to two small lakes along the base of Mt. Massive.
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