Snowslide Trail

HARD 4 reviews
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Snowslide Trail is a 11.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Rye, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

11.2 miles 1020 feet Out & Back

dog friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



over grown

Directions from Lake Isabel Recreation Area: The quickest access is to go I mile south of Lake Isabel on Highway 165. There is signage next to the road.Alternately, one can drive a total of 24 miles from Lake Isabel. Go north on Highway 165 to the Ophir Creek Road. Follow the better road to the left which is Greenhorn Mountain Road. The Snowslide trailhead is just past where Cisneros Trail crosses the road and Pole Creek Trail ends.

3 months ago

hard to follow at times & you are lucky if you see anybody at all.
secluded & beautiful. .

1 year ago

3 years ago

CORRECTION to my first review... I meant if you take a LEFT at the fork at 1.5 miles you will end at the highway. If you take a RIGHT you will continue up the trail. Sorry!

3 years ago

Beautiful! Once you finally get far enough away from the highway sounds - there are lots of birds and several deer. There is a fork in the path about 1.5 miles. If you go to the right- you will eventually start descending down and after some pretty hairy rocks and boulders on the trail - it will suddenly dead end AT the highway about a mile from the fork part!!!! I suggest to take the right trail at the fork - which continues to go up instead.