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…

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…

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,…

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…

PLYMOUTH MTN TRL TO RED MESA

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Plymouth Mountain Trail to Red Mesa Starting Temp: 75 Ending Temp: 80 Weather Conditions: Sunny Mileage: approx. 7.64 mile loop Elevation Gain: 1650ft Peak: 7188ft Visit Time: July 2017 Nearest City Marker: Ken Caryl, CO TRAIL DESCRIPTION The initial part of this hike is a fairly steep climb as you make…

SWALLOW TRAIL TO INDIAN CREEK

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Swallow Trail to Indian Creek Starting Temp: 50 Ending Temp: 51 Weather Conditions: Cloudy with bouts of fog Mileage: approx. 9.16 mile out and back Elevation Gain: 1400ft Peak: 7036ft Visit Time: September 2017 Nearest City Marker: Roxborough, CO TRAIL DESCRIPTION I truly enjoyed this pass through Roxborough State Park to…

EVERGREEN MOUNTAIN

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Evergreen Mountain Starting Temp: 56 Ending Temp: 71 Weather Conditions: Cloudy Mileage: approx. 6.93 mile loop Elevation Gain: 1425ft Peak: 8567ft Visit Time: June 2017 Nearest City Marker: Evergreen, Colorado TRAIL DESCRIPTION This is a loop hike utilizing the trail system in the Alderfer/Three Sisters open space park to summit Evergreen…

CASTLE TRAIL TO SUMMER WHITE HOUSE

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Castle Trail with Turkey Trot to the Summer White House Starting Temp: 23 Ending Temp: 43 Weather Conditions: Partly Cloudy with strong winds on the northern face Mileage: approx. 7.2 mile out and back with loop Elevation Gain: 1991ft Peak: 7752ft Visit Time: January 2017 Nearest City Marker: Morrison, Colorado TRAIL…

PINE VALLEY BUCK GULCH LOOP

TRAIL DATA Trail Name/No.: Buck Gulch Loop (Pine Valley Ranch Open Space) Starting Temp: 75 Ending Temp: 90 Weather Conditions: Cloudy with thunderstorms near Mileage: approx. 7.6 mile loop Elevation Gain: 1586ft Peak: 7565ft Visit Time: August 2017 Nearest City Marker: Pine Junction, Colorado TRAIL DESCRIPTION This loop hike begins at the Pine Valley Ranch…