Halfmoon Creek

Adventure along the Halfmoon Creek trail

Halfmoon Creek is a 9 miles trail located in Lake County, Colorado (USA) at an altitude of 10,123 to 12,846 feet (3.915m). This trail includes sections with great views. It's specially indicated to be driven with 4x4 cars. Many parts of Halfmoon Creek include crossing rivers and water sections.

Located southwest of Leadville, this trail leads up to an elevation of 12,800 feet, from open plains and numerous creek crossings and ends at the historic Iron Mike Mine. This 9 mile trail is moderate in difficulty, and it's recommended a high clearance SUV with low gearing. The water level at the creek crossing can be over your hood during the spring thaws.
It's one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado. All primitive dirt roads may be rocky with areas or soft gravel or sand that makes travel unsafe for sedans or RVs. Some road sections may require a high clearance 4WD vehicle, in four-wheel-drive, driven by a driver experienced in 4WD drive techniques to drive the road without getting stuck.