Colorado Trail (From South Platte) is a 10.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sedalia, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.
Directions from Denver: Northern Access: Drive south on Highway 285 past Conifer turn left on Foxton Road (County Road 97). Approximately 1.5 miles past Reynolds Park turn left on County Road 97 toward Dome Rock and South Platte.
Fun hike although it's pretty easy. I love seeing the sheep run down the rocks and play with each other.
Decent trail if just a bit to sparse. Defiantly bring at least two liters of water with you as there is no water available mid trail.
Good trail with great scenery. It can get get a bit crowded on nice weekends. Keep a sharp eye out for cyclists; most are watchfull and courteous, some seem completely oblivious to the fact that other humans use the trail as well. Plenty of water along most of the trail but you may want to fill up at the dam before entering the single track portion.
Did the first two segments of the CT for a trial of miles per day. Had a great trip, met a lot of nice hikers and thru hikers. I stopped at the dam for a break and was warned by a water board employee he told me Tuesday three mountain bikers had spotted a mountain lion that was paying attention to me. I kept a look out never saw a cat but just past the Little Bear Creek crossing I came across very fresh mountain lion prints in the mud, the were on top of everything and could see small wet spots three or four feet out from the mud hole. Thus motivated me to add miles to the first day.
Segment 2 his hot and no water source from the river to the fire house. Most is in the open because of the previous fire. Still a great time
This is segment 1 of the nearly 500 mile Colorado Trail. Our hike was from North to South. The first 6.5 miles of this hike is pretty easy as it follows the Denver Water Board access road along the S. Platte river. You may see mountain goats, big horn sheep and deer along the trail. Be aware that dogs are not permitted along this segment. Just past Strontia Springs Dam the trail moves off the road and becomes more difficult with both low wooded areas and beautiful high vistas. The high point is about 13 miles in. At about 14.5 miles, there are many switchbacks, both up and down so make sure your hiking boots/shoes fit well. The South end of the trail is by the S. Platte, and it's a welcome relief to soak your feet after the nearly 17 mile hike. This trail is also shared with mountain bikers, so keep you senses keen as they are not all courteous as to announce themselves when approaching hikers from behind. Many seem to forget that hikers have the right of way. Especially busy on the weekends.
Rode as part of the Bailey Hundo. Trail is sandy and loose in many corners. Views are nice. Steep both ways...