Comanche Peak Wilderness Trails is a 70 mile trail located near Bellvue, CO and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October.
Completed this hike Labor Day Weekend. Started from the Beaver Creek Trail Head and proceeded to the Comanche Reservoir. Fairly flat in some areas, but others get you breathing hard. Reservoir is quite low, but doesn't detract too much from the nice scenery. We actually continued on to the Comanche Lake Trailhead, which proceeds up the face of the mountain and over to a wonderful mountain lake; once you cross over the river, the surroundings are much more lush, dense and wet. The hike up is strenuous at times, to be sure. But the payoff at the lake is fantastic; pristine, quiet, hardly another soul to be found. Water super clear, with gobs of 8 -12 inch trout. Only four campsites at the lake, and we lucked out by finding a vacant one. Highly recommend this hike!
We hiked from the trailhead to Comanche reservoir. Nice short hike, 4 miles round trip. The reservoir doesn't have a lot of area to go down to the water, but that could be because we hiked this at the end of June and there was quite a bit of runoff so the water was high.
Tip: drive straight through the Lutheran camp if you have four wheel drive. There's a trailhead further up and it was worth it to avoid hiking up that road.
An amazing place to to backpacking, camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, and even skiing in the winter. I go here every summer to hike and camp and it is heaven. There are plenty of places to visit, meadows, streams, and the Poudre River is down the road. On the south side, there are plenty of peaks that offer gorgeous views and even a climbing opportunity if you're into that. There are plenty of animals, deer, elk herds from RMNP, bear, mountain lions if you are lucky enough to see them, coyotes, and my personal favorite, moose. It's a great place for a solo trip or a family/friends trip.
We completed the Comanche Reservoir Trail which is approx. 5 miles roundtrip. This is a beautiful trail for a fall hike. Lots of foliage and we even seen a herd of five moose that were approx. 100 yards away. The lake was very low due to the drought. This is a wonderful area to hike. You may also check out the Browns Lake Trail hike I have completed where you can connect up with this hike if you want.