Juanma G. on Ute Valley Park Loop Trail
Confusing at first, busy but lots too see. We did the larger loop and we're happy to carry a topo
Map. Don't rely on markers.
So this trip started out disappointing. My sister and I veered right because the trails looked less traveled. Well, there's a reason. They suck. They're not marked and you can always hear and/or see the road. We started to head back to where we started and veered left. MUCH better. The trails are a bit more defined and marked. We still got lost but the views were good and the hiking was nice. It took us about 2 hours from start to finish for the entire trip.
There is a parking lot just past the high school with port-o-potties. We started at 0830 and it was pretty slow but we ended around 1010 and the traffic was starting to pick up. Hikers and mountain bikers. It's also popular with dogs.