The Turquoise Lake Road is OPEN . . . Finally!
Ok, so Leadville Today might have been a bit premature to announce back on April 18 that the Turquoise Lake Road was open. Not quite true, as that was actually the day that the Lake County Road and Bridge crew started the process of opening the popular loop road up to traffic. But now? Drumroll, please!
“The lake road is 100% OPEN, ” Lake County Public Works Director Brad Palmer announced on Thursday, May 4. “It’s in good shape, so people can start driving it.”
If the lake road opening marks the return of warmer weather, then right behind it is the clearing of the Mineral Belt Trail (MBT).
“Yes, the Mineral Belt Trail has been plowed,” noted Palmer. “But there are still some of those icy spots that the sun is going to have to melt away, so use caution.”
Leadville’s MBT is a 11.6 mile, paved trail loop that passes through Lake County’s historic mining district, while highlighting unmatched scenic vistas, all while providing recreational opportunities for all. It’s time to get out on the MBT!