Burro Loop Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Golden, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from May until October.
Nice little hike. Was able to take the kids. Our 5 year old enjoyed it and didn't really struggle. Some great views and nice little forest sections
Beautiful but high moderate hike. Would not recommend this hike for a beginner. Windy Peak is beautiful. Went on a cool September morning and saw only a few other people on the trail. The park is absolutely beautiful and I recommend it
Beautiful scenery. Arrive early this one has many sunny spots, which can be quite sizzling midday.
Four stars for the view at Windy Peak. It's a tough hike, 2 hours up, 2 hours down. Bring water and snacks.
It was a strenuous hike and we are in pretty good shape. Windy Peak had great views, but there were a lot of dead trees on this hike. I've been on prettier hikes! Take a look lot of water in the summer because it's a hot hike.
fun slightly challenging hike. good views and well marked trails (with trail maps at most junctions)
This was a very pleasant hike, most of the time you had some shade and it was definitely cooler than on the Front Range. We took the trail all the way up to the Windy Peak, it does get a bit tricky to follow the trail at one point after you make the turn onto the Windy Peak trail. If you get turned around in a large rocky area and it doesn't seem like you made it to the top, you haven't. Walk uphill and you will reconnect with the trail.
Definitely a hard hike, but temps are 10-20 degrees cooler than Denver.
Lots of rocks, first half of the loop is tree covered. Windy peak is windy! Bring a sweater if you want to sit for any length at the top!
Beautiful area. Numerous trails. One called Lost Valley goes to an old homestead restored good for the kids. Easy. Burro Trail is more difficult and much longer. Worth the trip and the park fee. Been back to do other trails in the park several times. Close to Denver and Golden. Not too busy either times I was there both on weekends. Often only person on the trail even though it was a Saturday both times.
Great trail, but more on the moderate/difficult scale. Lots of loose rock makes for a little tricky ascent/descent, and if you do the full loop (including Windy Peak) you're looking at a little over 7 miles. You'll need to buy a day pass for the park (under $10, credit cards accepted), and leashed dogs are welcome. Great, well-marked trails allow for multiple adventures, and there are camp grounds available. Definitely worth the trouble!
This was a great trail. Me and a friend started out at the knott creek trailhead and started west. The most work happens within the first 2 miles, before it seems to level out a bit. The hike to the summit of windy peak was almost unmanageable due to the snow that was still pretty deep. This hike took place March 15. Every other area was easily accesible and beautiful.