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Trail Listings in the Park County Area

General Hiking Info & Suggested Guidelines – With the freedom that hiking, horse riding & mountain biking offer comes the responsibility to care for the environment and to respect the rights of others.  The complex ecological interrelationship in which our wildlands have existed for thousands of years can easily be upset or even destroyed by the careless recreationist.  If our wildlands are to exist for future generations to enjoy please adopt the backcountry ethic of “take only photographs & leave only footprints.”

Before The Trip & While Recreating:  The Seven Priciples of Leave No Trace

  • Plan Ahead & Prepare
  • Travel & Camp on Surable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Vistors

“Enjoy Your Visit to Our National Forests!” –South Park Ranger District


Trail Name / # Distance Difficulty Usage USGS Maps Elevation Access
Ben Tyler #606 11.4 miles Mod - Diff Hike/Horse Observation Rock
Mt Logan; Shawnee
9,500 - 13,000 1)  US Hwy 285 near Shawnee
2)  Lost Park Road (CR56) at Rock Creek TH
Brookside-McCurdy
#607
32.6 miles Mod - Diff Hike/Horse McCurdy Mt
Farnum Peak
Topaz Mountain
Shawnee
8,500 - 11,880 1)  Twin Eagles TH off Tarryall Road
2)  Lost Park CG off Lost Park Rd (CR56) via
Wigwam Trail
3)  CR64 West of Bailey
Colorado Trail #1776
Segment 4
17.8 miles Mod Hike/Horse Topaz Mountain
Windy Peak
10,000 - 11,000 1)  CR56 to FSR817 to Long Gulch TH
2)  CR56 to FSR134 to North Fork TH
3)  CR56 to Brookside - McCurdy TH
Colorado Trail #1776
Segment 5
14 miles Mod Hike/Horse Topaz Mountain
Observation Rock
Mt Logan; Jefferson
9,000 - 11,000 1)  At the top of Kenosha Pass
2)  CR56 to FSR133 to Rock Creek TH
3)  CR56 to FSR817 to Long Gulch TH
Colorado Trail #1776 11 miles Mod Hike/Horse
Bike
Jefferson
Boreas Pass
9,900 - 11,600 1)  At the Top of Kenosha Pass
2)  Jefferson Lake Recreation Area at
Beaver Ponds Picnic Ground
Craig Park Trail #608 5.9 miles
18.4 miles
Trail: Easy
Loop: Diff
Hike/Horse Mt Logan
Topaz Mountain
Shawnee
10,940 - 11,100 Connects with Brookside McCurdy
Trail & Ben Tyler Trail
French Pass Trail #651 3.8 miles Easy-Mod Hike/Horse
Bike
Boreas Pass 11,000 - 12,000 Off Michigan Creek Road (CR54) toward
Georgia Pass 2¼ miles past Michigan Creek
CG where it crosses French Creek
Gold Dust Trail #698 8 miles Mod Hike/Horse Como
Boreas Pass
10,000 - 11,000 Church Camp Road in Como; Trail Head is
approximately 5.5 miles from US Hwy 285
Goose Creek Trail #612 9.4 miles Mod Hike/Horse McCurdy Mountain
Windy Peak
8,220 - 10,140 Goose Creek CG off FSR211, off
CR77 S, or off CR126 N
Hankins Pass Trail #630 6.5 miles Mod-Diff Hike/Horse McCurdy Mountain 8,200 - 10,000 Interal trail in Lost Creek Wilderness,
connects with Goose Creek, Brookside,
McCurdy, & Lizard Rock Trails
Hard Rock Trail #670 0.9 miles
1.4 miles
Easy-Mod Hike Elevenmile Canyon 8,200 - 8,400 Blue Mountain CG (CR61) or from Riverside
CG (CR96) in the Elevenmile Canyon
Jefferson Lake Trail
#642
1.5 miles Easy-Mod Hike/Fish
Picnic
Jefferson 10,500 - 10,700 Turn West off US Hwy 285 onto CR35
Lake Park Trail #639 4.7 miles Mod Hike/Horse McCurdy Mountain
Windy Peak
10,000 - 11,560 Internal trail in Lost Creek Wilderness,
access from Brookside-McCurdy, Lizard
Rock, and Hankins Pass Trails
Limber Grove Trail
#648
1.5 miles Mod Hike Fairplay West 10,700 - 11,000 1)  CR18 to Horseshoe CG
2)  From Fourmile CG
Lizard Rock Trail
#658
2.3 miles Easy-Mod Hike/Horse McCurdy Mountain 8,500 - 9,500 Access from Spruce Grove CG off CR77
Longwater Trail #619 3.5 miles Mod-Diff Hike/Horse
Bike
Hackett Mountain 7,000 - 8,100 Turn off Tarryall Road (CR77) to FSR210
McQuaid Trail #631 3 miles Mod Hike/Horse
Bike
Marmot Peak 9,000 - 9,500 From Salt Creek Road (FSR435)
approximately 3 miles from US Hwy 285
Nate Stultz Trail #655 3.3 miles Mod Hike/Horse
Bike
Topaz Mountain 10,800 - 11,030 From CR77, take FSR141 to TH
Overlook Trail #641 0.5 miles Easy-Mod Hike Elevenmile Canyon 8,500 - 9,000 Access from Spillway CG
Platte River Trail #654 3.5 miles Easy-Mod Hike/Horse
Fish
Hackett Mountain 7,500 - 7,800 1 mile past Happy Meadows CG off CR77
Platte Springs Trail
#626
1 miles Very Diff Hike/Fish Hackett Mountain 7,800 - 8,200 Off Tarryall Road (CR77) to FSR210
Puma Point Trail #647 0.9 miles Easy Hike Glentivar 9,500 Wilkerson Pass Visitor Center off US Hwy 24
Rich Creek Trail #616 8 miles Mod Hike/Horse South Peak
Jones Hill
10,000 - 12,000 From Weston Pass Road (CR22) TH, is just
before the Weston Pass CG
Ridgeview Trail #656 1.4 miles Easy-Mod Hike/Fish South Peak 10,000 - 11,000 Trail Head begins at Weston Pass CG
Salt Creek Trail #618 8 miles Mod Hike/Horse Jones Hill
Marmot Peak
10,000 - 10,500 US Hwy 285 to the end of FSR435
Sheep Creek Trail #645 4.9 miles Mod Hike/Horse
Bike
Jones Hill
Fairplay West
9,600 - 11,400 CR5 to CR22 to FSR455
Tie Hack #659 3 miles Mod Hike/Bike Fairplay West 10,000 - 10,750 US Hwy 285 to CR18 (Fourmile Road)
approximately 3.4 miles to FSR182
Tumble Creek Trail
#617
11.3 miles Mod Hike/Horse
Fish
South Peak
Jones Hill
10,000 Weston Pass Road (CR22) to Rich Creek TH
Ute Creek Trail #629 4 miles Very Diff Hike/Horse Farnum Peak 8,750 - 11,200 Tarryall Toad (CR77), 3 miles S of
Tarryall Pass
West Jefferson Trail
#643
5.6 miles
4.6 miles
Mod-Diff Hike/Horse
Bike
Jefferson
Boreas Pass
10,000 - 11,800 1)  Access from Lodgepole CG
2)  Access from Jefferson Creek CG
Wigwam Trail #609 11.3 miles Mod Hike/Horse
Fish
Windy Peak
Topaz Mountain
8,160 - 10,700 From Lost Park TH at the end of Lost Park
Road (CR56), 20 miles S of US Hwy 285
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