Guidebook

Fat Biking the USA's Highest City: Leadville, Colorado

Explore superb fat bike trails around the nation's highest city.

Description

Situated right below treeline at an elevation of 10,152 feet, Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the United States. The rugged high alpine environment makes for an incredible summer mountain biking and hiking season… but it’s short-lived. Winter dominates in Leadville, with the city receiving an average of 120 inches of snow every year… and the nearby mountains get even more.

"Leadville locals are nothing if not resilient,” says Singletracks.com. As a result of this resiliency, the locals have created one of the best networks of winter fat biking trails in the country! From fattrack groomed specifically for fat biking, to non-motorized groomed trails shared with snowshoers and cross country skiers, to a huge array of wide, motorized snowmobile trails, winter in Leadville isn’t a season to be feared. It’s a season to be enjoyed from the seat of your fat bike!

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leadville,_Colorado
https://leadville.com/climate-at-10200-feet/
https://www.singletracks.com/mtb-trails/4-must-ride-fat-bike-trails-in-leadville-colorado/

Tennessee Pass Nordic Center
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Tennessee Pass Nordic Center

Leadville
15.5 km
278 m
278 m
Groomed nordic trails that welcome fat bikers.
Moderate
Private
Timberline Trail at Colorado Mountain College
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Timberline Trail at Colorado Mountain College

Leadville
13.6 km
138 m
137 m
Over 9 miles of groomed singletrack at 10,000 feet!
Easy
Private
Mineral Belt Trail
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Mineral Belt Trail

Leadville
18.6 km
260 m
260 m
Enjoy 12 miles of Leadville's mining history.
Moderate
Private
Turquoise Lake Winter Loop
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Turquoise Lake Winter Loop

Leadville
23.5 km
462 m
462 m
A stunningly-beautiful, high-elevation loop ride around Turquoise Lake
Moderate
Private
Leadville's East Side Mining District
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Leadville's East Side Mining District

Leadville
14.1 km
501 m
501 m
A glorious combo of Leadville mining history and beautifully groomed trails.
Moderate
Private