We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Awesome Scenery, Historic Hike

Great hike if you are acclimated to the altitude. Do some research elsewhere on line to get info on... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
Jeffrey S
Beautiful hike!

Hike along an old railroad grade and then up past a ghost town and lake. Climb a short, steep pitch... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2017
Linda P
Read all 13 reviews
All photos (2)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good23%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“ghost town”(2 reviews)
“douglass”(4 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Forest Road 105, Leadville, CO
Improve This Listing
Reviews (13)
Filter reviews
13 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful hike ghost town douglass grade ruins railroad mile route trail cabin
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 13 reviews
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Great hike if you are acclimated to the altitude. Do some research elsewhere on line to get info on the hike route. There are several options of various lengths. Note that the trails are not well-marked, so make sure you have good maps and are...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Hike along an old railroad grade and then up past a ghost town and lake. Climb a short, steep pitch to the abandoned tunnel. Tons of wildflowers along the trail! 5.5 mile roundtrip.

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Linda P
Reviewed July 4, 2017

This is an excellent hike found above and past Turquoise Lake. The gravel road to the trailhead is a bit bumpy, but most front wheel and AWD vehicles should have no problems. We were there over the long 4th of July weekend and had to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank DALA57
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Very cool hike. Colorado Mountain College may have moved so if your directions mention that, ignore it. You basically drive past Turquoise Lake to get there. After you drive by a small trail head on the left, a BIG parking area on the right, and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
5  Thank itwasfunwhileitlaste
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Love hiking up to this place with my dog and checking it out in the winter on snowmobile. Such a beautiful area up near or past the tree line.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank John S
Reviewed September 30, 2015

We were traveling from Aspen to Denver AP via Independence Pass and looking for a hike to fill 3 hours of a beautiful fall afternoon. Were it not for other TA reviews, we might have missed this opportunity for awesome views, cool history, and just...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Philip C
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Unlike the other reviewers who reviewed the Hagerman Tunnel from the east or Arkansas Drainage side, I will review from the west or Colorado Basin side. You can drive all the way to the west portal, provided you have a high 4WD vehicle. Just keep...More

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Robert F
Reviewed September 22, 2014

Getting to the Hagerman Tunnel can be a fun, interesting, and not too strenuous hike by following the old RR bed from the Hagerman Pass Road. The Road is the old RR bed until perhaps a little over a mile above and east of the...More

Date of experience: July 2014
5  Thank bud_phillips2001
Reviewed August 17, 2014

this is a medium lenght hike with some elevation change, but most of it is not steep. the scenary is amazing, the old town ruins intersting, and the tunnel itself is amazing with the permanent ice in it. have some directions or a trail map...More

Date of experience: July 2014
4  Thank Fred7-12-44
Reviewed October 8, 2013

A few years ago we unsuccessfully tried to find this from the Windsor Lake Trail. We then used a trail guide that started at the higher turn out and gave a good historical description of everything. You could just follow the track bed, but some...More

Date of experience: September 2013
7  Thank GGDesMoines
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 nearby hotels
Alps Motel
79 reviews
2.80 miles away
Rodeway Inn
339 reviews
2.80 miles away
Mountain Peaks Motel
19 reviews
3.67 miles away
Timberline Motel
32 reviews
3.76 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 31 nearby restaurants
High Mountain Pies
668 reviews
3.74 miles away
City on a Hill Coffee & Espresso
281 reviews
3.83 miles away
Treeline Kitchen
116 reviews
3.83 miles away
Quincys Steak & Spirits Leadville
502 reviews
3.81 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 50 nearby attractions
National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum
321 reviews
3.86 miles away
Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad
443 reviews
4.12 miles away
Temple Israel
50 reviews
3.65 miles away
Leadville National Fish Hatchery
66 reviews
2.54 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Hagerman Tunnel staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines