LEADVILLE LOPPET is back, taking place on February 19th, 2022! 
Registration open now.

Please see Loppet webpage for Covid updates. 

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.


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 plaques are completed on a quarterly basis. Small plaques are $100 and large plaques $200. 

Large plaque character limit: 50 (includes spacing)

Small plaque character limit: 30 (includes spacing)

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

Winter Grooming

We have yet to start 2021-22 winter grooming on the Mineral Belt Trail. Stay tuned for updates and do your snow dance! Check back here for grooming updates, thanks to our friends at Leadville Nordic. 

Emmett Mine - parking - morning winter.j

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.”