3 (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)2WD
easy dirt road to 10,100' at the main Mt. Massive TH. Then, narrow 4WD
to the trailhead.
From U.S. 24 just south of Leadville, turn onto Colorado 300 and cross the railroad tracks. Drive 0.7 mile and turn left onto County Road 11 toward the Halfmoon Creek. After another 1.2 miles, turn right on the dirt road to Halfmoon Creek. Drive on the good dirt road (except for the usual washboard and potholes) for 5.3 miles to the Mt. Massive parking area on the right. Drive another 2 miles on the now 4WD road to a small junction. Turn left on Forest Road 110J and down into the unmarked TH, before the creek crossing. If you have high-clearance 4WD, you can cross the creek and drive up to 1 mile farther.
Usually closed just a short distance up from where the road changes to dirt - many miles below the TH.