Kreutzer Nature Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The trail leaves the Mountain Park Day Use Area for loop hikes on the Kreutzer Nature Trail (#936) and Mt. McConnel Trail (#992). The trailhead bulletin board has a map showing where to find the trails. One end of the trail is located on the left immediately after crossing the bridge. Most hikers begin at the trailhead, circle to the south and east, then exit near the bridge. At one mile, the Mt. McConnel Trail branches to the right and ascends to the summit, while the shorter Kreutzer Nature Trail continues its loop to the east. Upon reaching the summit, you will find the east leg of the Mt. McConnel loop is steep, rocky and difficult to navigate.