Chuck's Loop

EASY 27 reviews

Chuck's Loop is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Castle Rock, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles 85 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

This is a short loop around top of Gateway Mesa, offering views of valley below. Short & easy hike. Loops around north and east edge of mesa, then follows park border along south side. Minimal elevation change. This is located in the Douglas County Gateway Mesa Open Space Park. This trail connects to the Mitchell Creek Trail System.

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4 months ago

I did this trail with my kids and we stop quite a bit but it was a great trail for them. They enjoyed jumping off the rocks they came across and it didn't have a lot of elevation so it was a great beginner trail for them.
Definitely very poorly marked though and I used the GPS on the All Trails app while we were recording the walk to make sure we stayed on track.

5 months ago

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5 months ago

Poor trail signage. Gorgeous views of the canyon. A lot of cacti near trail, so keep dogs close.

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6 months ago

It's a nice easy hike, with one look out point.
Good for the family.

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10 months ago

Lots to see on this hike. Do yourself a favor and hike out to the bluff once you reach the southeast corner of the hike. Gorgeous canyon views there.

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11 months ago

Scenery was beautiful but due to incredibly poor trail markings, I ended up also hiking Mitchell Creek Trail. Did not think I was going to find my way back to the car but thanks to some kind strangers, I did.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

A fun January hike on a sunny day. It was mostly covered with snow and melting ice and mud, this hike was easy. I brought my hiking poles which made it easier to navigate the icy and slippery muddy areas. I would recommend this hike for anyone looking to start out. I look forward to hiking this in the summer - it appears to have some very interesting rock formations that were covered with snow.