Hinman Creek Trail is a 12.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Clark, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from May until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Creek crossings may be high during the spring snow melt. Wear orange vests during hunting season
Great hike. Loved the scenic views of Vista Verde Ranch. Would definitely hike this again. Have hiked it about 4 times between work breaks.
Great but long hike if you start at trail 1188 off cr429. Go to trail 1188A over to trail 1170 down to "Hinman Lake trail head". Better than going from N to S.
Estimate 5 hours
Consider instead of trail given. Loops around Hinman Lake
Good wildlife seen
There was a bit of mud and water on the trail due to the late snow melt this year but overall it was a beautiful hike.