Little Medano Creek Trail to Medano Lake is a 25.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mosca, CO that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Pinyon Flats Campground: Head north from the campground near site 62.
Lovely trail that skirts the sand dunes. The trail is quite sandy as well. Did this as a 1-night backpacking trip with my little brother--it was his first time backpacking and he isn't used to the elevation--so I wanted something that was pretty easy. We camped along the 4 wheel drive trail by the creek. The campsites were wonderful and had established fire rings and bear boxes. This trail doesn't really take you to a place where you can easily access the dunes on the north side. I think if we had had more time, we would have explored the Sand Ramp Trail and tried to access the dunes from that.