One of Colorado's highest and most spectacular paved pathways

Welcome to The Mineral Belt Trail in Leadville,Colorado!

Dedicated on July 29, 2000, this trail loops the city of Leadville, traveling through aspen groves, conifer forests, wildflower meadows, and open vista sage parks. The Mineral Belt Trail is a 11.6 mile all-season non-motorized ADA accessible route with numerous trailheads and access points. Approximately six miles of this trail meanders through the historic Leadville Mining District. It offers unsurpassed views of the Sawatch and Mosquito ranges.

MINERAL BELT NEWS

NOTICE: TRAIL MAINTENANCE & DETOUR 6/8 - 7/24 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Mineral Belt Trail will undergo maintenance from June 8 though July 24*. A portion of the trail will be closed during this time; Graham Park (mm 3.6) to County Road 2 (mm 5.1). A trail detour will be in place, beginning on 7th Street, maintaining a paved surface throughout. The trail will remain open to Graham Park. Signage will be posted on the trail and within parking areas.

*We hope to have the Mineral Belt Trail maintenance completed well before July 24. We'll keep you posted! 

Leave Your Mark on the Mineral Belt Trail!

Consider buying a custom plaque to be affixed to one of our shelters.  You can create a lasting tribute by purchasing a special plaque bearing your message for all users of the Mineral Belt Trail to see. Honor family or cherished friends, remember a loved 4-legged companion, recognize your business or favorite organization.

Messages will be etched into weather hardy aluminum and the and order turn around is approximately 4 weeks. Small plaques are $100 and large plaques $200.

Thank you for supporting the Mineral Belt Trail, a community resource for all!

2020 LEADVILLE LOPPET Race Results

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the 17th annual Leadville Loppet, our Mineral Belt Trail fundraiser! View 2020 results:

The 2021 event will take place on Saturday, February 13th. Featuring a race distance for the whole family with a 44K, 22K, 10K, 5K, and even a 1K option. 

Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, support crews,  and all the racers that contribute to the Leadville Loppet every year. We can't do it without you!

Winter Grooming

Our winter grooming is wrapped up for the season, but we are already looking forward to 2021! Check back here come winter for grooming updates, thanks to our friends at Leadville Nordic. 

One of the coolest trails I have ever been on.

By ebduda in June, 2015

All the history of the mining belt region of is right there. The path is very smooth asphalt and in very good condition. The views on this trail are simply awesome as you have views the the two largest peaks in Colorado. We have a second home at Copper Mountain Ski resort and this trail is a must do for me and my family every year.”

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