COAL BANK PASS LOOP

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Coal Bank Pass Loop Starting Temp: 70 Ending Temp: 78 Weather Conditions: Partly Cloudy Mileage: approx. 8.73 mile loop Elevation Gain: 1964ft Peak: 11330ft Visit Time: August 2017 Nearest City Marker: Silverton, Colorado TRAIL DESCRIPTION This loop hike takes you through a winding forest and eventually leads to a high alpine…

ANIMAS MOUNTAIN

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Animas Mountain Starting Temp: NR Ending Temp: NR Weather Conditions: Cloudy Mileage: approx. 5.6 mile loop Elevation Gain: 1519ft Peak: 8565ft Visit Time: August 2017 Nearest City Marker: Durango, Colorado   TRAIL DESCRIPTION This is a loop trail practically right in the town of Durango, CO. The path takes you up…

COLORADO TRAIL – SEGMENT 2

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Colorado Trail Segment 2 – South Platte to Little Scraggy Starting Temp: 51 Ending Temp: 65 Weather Conditions: Foggy, then sunny Mileage: approx. 5.3 mile out and back Elevation Gain: 1674ft Peak: 6733ft Visit Time: June 2018 Nearest City Marker: Deckers, Colorado TRAIL DESCRIPTION We completed about a quarter of the…

TABEGUACHE TRAIL SYSTEM

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Tabeguache Trail System (Lunch Loop) Starting Temp: 55 Ending Temp: 61 Weather Conditions: Sunny Mileage: approx. 3.75 mile loop Elevation Gain: 637ft Peak: 4995ft Visit Time: May 2018 Nearest City Marker: Grand Junction, Colorado TRAIL DESCRIPTION Tabeguache (also called Lunch Loop) is a wide system of trails just outside of Grand…

LONG HOUSE AND BALCONY HOUSE

SURPRISE DATA Surprise Name/No.: Long House and Balcony House (Mesa Verde National Park) Visit Time: July 2015 Nearest City Marker: Mancos, Colorado TRAIL DESCRIPTION Surprise! Today I wanted to focus on the amazing Mesa Verde National Park’s Long House and Balcony House. Accessible only by tour, these ancient Puebloan ruins are a true site to…

Bergen Peak Loop

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Bergen Peak Loop Starting Temp: 42 Ending Temp: 59 Weather Conditions: Clear and Sunny Mileage: approx. 9.11 mile loop Elevation Gain: 1865ft Peak: 9194ft Visit Time: December 2017 Nearest City Marker: Evergreen, Colorado TRAIL DESCRIPTION This is a great loop hike using the Sleepy Trail, Elk Ridge, Bergen Peak, Too Long,…

Petroglyph Trail

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Petroglyph Trail – Mesa Verde National Park Starting Temp: 72 Ending Temp: NR Weather Conditions: Sunny Mileage: approx. 2.78 mile loop Elevation Gain: 623ft Peak: 6747ft Visit Time: August 2017 Nearest City Marker: Mancos, Colorado TRAIL DESCRIPTION This is a loop hike within Mesa Verde National Park. The trail descends and…

Three Forks Trail

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Three Forks Trail – Sequoyah State Park Starting Temp: 54 Ending Temp: 54 Weather Conditions: Sunny Mileage: approx. 6.07 mile out and back Elevation Gain: 527ft Peak: 588ft Visit Time: November 2017 Nearest City Marker: Hulbert, Oklahoma TRAIL DESCRIPTION This hike is located in Sequoyah State Park, situated right off Lake…

PARMALEE GULCH AND DEVIL’S ELBOW

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Parmalee Gulch and Devil’s Elbow Starting Temp: 48 Ending Temp: 55 Weather Conditions: Clear and sunny Mileage: 6.51 mile loop Elevation Gain: 1342 Peak: 7710 Visit Time: October 2017 Nearest City Marker: Indian Hills, CO TRAIL DESCRIPTION Very close to Denver lies Mt. Falcon Park. Mt. Falcon Park has several miles…

LION’S BACK LOOP

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Lion’s Back Loop (South Valley Park) Starting Temp: 80 Ending Temp: 84 Weather Conditions: Sunny Mileage: 3.63 mile loop Elevation Gain: 223 Peak: 6200 Visit Time: September 2017 Nearest City Marker: Ken Caryl, CO TRAIL DESCRIPTION This is a gentle loop hike just inside the front range that offers a wide…

RED ROCKS TRADING POST TRAIL

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Trading Post Trail (at Red Rocks) Starting Temp: 60 Ending Temp: 60 Weather Conditions: Clear and windy Mileage: 1.56 mile loop Elevation Gain: 341 Peak: 6216 Visit Time: October 2017 Nearest City Marker: Morrison, CO TRAIL DESCRIPTION If you are looking for an easy, loop hike close to Denver, this is…

COUGAR MOUNTAIN WILDLAND PARK

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Cougar Mountain Wildland Park Starting Temp: 60 Ending Temp: 60 Weather Conditions: Cloudy Mileage: approx. 6.36 mile loop Elevation Gain: 1400ft Peak: 1509ft Visit Time: July 2017 Nearest City Marker: Bellevue, Washington TRAIL DESCRIPTION This isn’t a trail filled with wonderful vistas, but is a great loop to see lush flora…