Trap Park is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible from December until May.
Trail was ok. Fishing at Trap Lake was awesome!
Hardest part is the beginning, where the trail switchbacks up into the meadow. After that it's quite flat and easy. Gorgeous view of iron mountain especially in the early summer or fall when it's got some snow. About halfway down the trail we turned right, to the west. We went off trail up the steep valley wall to the top of the plateau, which was hard work. From the top you get stunning views of chambers lake, Zimmerman, and joe wright reservoir to the west. Highly recommend it.
Fun short hike into an alpine meadow. The hike runs along a drainage so be prepared for water crossings. The hike is only about 4 miles not the 11.5. It is also a couple miles south on Long Draw Road which runs south off Highway 14. There are several other connecting trails if you want to get higher then the valley floor. Look for moose.