Rosalie Trail

HARD 10 reviews
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Rosalie Trail is a 23.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bailey, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible from June until November.

23.1 miles 5494 feet Out & Back

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hiking

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This trail is long, but it's one of the most secluded-feeling trails that one can find this close to Denver. Use is moderate to heavy for the first 5 miles. The Rosalie Trail follows Deer Creek up to the saddle between Rosalie and Logan and ends at Guanella Pass.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail -- we started at the pass and hiked five miles in to the junction of Abyss trail. Note if you start at the pass, at 1 mile in there is a sharp left turn to stay on the trail (what you came on so far goes straight.) Look for the tall poles and follow them down the hill to the creek and beyond. Fantastic views and very quiet on a sunny Thursday.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike if you find the trail -- at about 1 mile, there is a left turn (look for the tall poles heading off to the left.) Follow that trail, much smaller than the one you start on, and you will be on Rosalie.

backpacking
2 months ago

Fun!

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

camping
4 months ago

We loved backpacking Rosalie trail and disperse camped with a view of Bierstadt. Because most were there for the 14er, we had the trail to ourselves (with the exception of some folks with llamas as pack animals lol). Beautiful views and changing terrain - very scenic. At night there was a pack of coyotes somewhere nearby but they didn't get too close. Creeks a plenty for refilling water bottles if you have a filter.

backpacking
5 months ago

Did a loop of this trail to the Abyss trail and then up Bierstadt from the backside near the lake. Very challenging, but unbelievable views and serenity abound. The Rosalie trail is a great trail for back packing. Lots of excellent campsite options and quite a bit of nature to be seen.

camping
5 months ago

Great time backpacking with kids on first part of trail. Terrific large group campsite next to the creek 3.5 mile in. Would love to go back in Sept for the Aspens.

6 months ago

Hiked 6 1/2 miles in to a lake that had a moose standing in it

8 months ago