Millset Trail is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Rye, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
It's a workout! Hiked this trail with a group of coworkers/friends, it was all up hill (at least the 3 mile we hiked)! We are weekend warrior hikers and it was a challenging hike. One guy said "My lungs were burning on the way up and my knees were aching on the way down!" There are some overlooks with beautiful views and some pretty meadows to stop and rest. Trees were starting to change color. Parking lot is small but you can also park on the road.
Beautiful wildflowers, an abundance of butterflies and a very worthwhile end point. Enjoyed the well marked trail! Pretty rocky and times, could be an issue for some pups!
Beautiful wildflowers, an abundance of butterflies and a very worthwhile end point. Enjoyed the well marked trail!
Fun little trail. We didn't quite make it to the cabin at the end, too much recent snow made following the trail a bit difficult. However, we will be back!
Absolutely gorgeous! Mostly uphill but we'll worth the effort. Didn't make it to cabin, too much snow that high...will definitely be back!
Nice trail. Easy to follow. Lots of shade. Greats views as you get higher. We did about 2.5 miles each way. Would have gone further but ran into a lot of snow packs as we got higher. We were not geared for that. Will come back some time.
Surprisingly decent trail with some pretty awesome views of the Eastern Plains and the Pikes Peak region. Elevation gain isn't too bad as long as one keeps a good pace. I live in Colorado City and hike the Wet Mountains almost daily; that being said, this trail is a new favorite for sure. I'll definitely be going back soon.
Enjoyed our first walk up the Millset starting at Hwy 165 trailhead. We only walked to the power lines and trail looked like it ended so we turned around.
We will be going back to finish it.
Nice exercise on my lunch break.
We only did 4 miles of the trail. 2 miles all up hill, 2 miles back. It was a good incline, but tiring. We saw a large buck and a skunk! Beautiful view at the 2 mile point and beautiful meadows.
Does anyone know the history of the Outpost Cabin? (The Hut) I always thought it was owned by YMCA Camp Jackson. (Crockett)
Not a bad hike. However, this was an 8 mile round trip hike. Uphill the for the first 3.5 miles. When you get to the stream, you need to cross to get to the hut. It's tough, but fun.