La Plata Peak Trailhead


Road Difficulty

Paved Road 0   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)
2WD paved to the TH.

Driving Directions

From U.S. 24 south of Leadville, take Colorado 82 west towards Twin Lakes. Drive 14.5 miles on Colorado 82 until you see the marked trailhead and parking area on the left.

Winter Access

Usually open year-round.
Status Updates 
Posted By: BillMiddlebrook
Info: Open
Posted By: CO Native
Info: Parking lot gets very crowded, show up early for a parking spot. Avoid the temptation to park down the dirt road, the land owners will complain.
Posted By: AzScott
Info: Trailhead is open and dry as of 6/11/05. No snow until near treeline.
Posted By: BillMiddlebrook
Info: The Lake Creek (La Plata) TH is usually open year round. It is on the south side of Colorado 82 (Independence Pass). In winter, the pass road usually closes a bit higher.

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