Waterton Canyon Trail

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Waterton Canyon Trail is a 12.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Littleton, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

12.4 miles 1108 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Canal to Dam and then single track.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Awesome place to see Bighorn Sheep.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is a flat, easy, wide trail that follows a river. We watched a massive herd of big horn sheep walk down into the canyon to drink from the river right in front of us! We started at about 9 am and saw very few people on the trail on our way out. When we turned around to head back about two hours later we were greeted by quite a few people beginning their hike. All in all the road is wide so the high traffic wasn't a problem, and the wildlife watching was great. It's not strenuous at all. Good hike for families with young children or multiple generations.

1 month ago

trail running
2 months ago

Plan to be done before lunch time to avoid crowds on a weekend. I finished around 12pm and suddenly there were a ton of people with no trail etiquette. Lots of strollers and people walking 5 people across. I was a little uneasy with the cars on the trail. Only one cyclist called out to pass. I tried running on both sides of the road and just didn't feel safe. It could have just been a weird day for the trail. It's been unseasonably warm and people may have gotten excited. I don't plan to do this trail often if it's always like this. I didn't see any wildlife either!

2 months ago

Great time with the family! We have two kids ages 9 and almost 3 and they had a great time. We did some fishing, biking and saw a bunch of bighorn sheep. A great day and I will definitely be back! As others have posted: it is very sunny and not a lot of shade so do wear sunscreen and bring lots of water.

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Saw a lot of mountain goats. I tried this trail in June and since there was no tree covered the trail, I was in the strong sun for 6 hours, got a great tan even I put the sunscreen for 4 times. Get ready for that if you're going in the summer.

hiking
3 months ago

This was a very nice Saturday afternoon hike. Moderately trafficked trail, till you get further into the canyon. Great views of wildlife and nature.

road biking
4 months ago

My favorite routine is to ride to the end of the road n hike up to the Colorado Trail for a few miles n enjoy a easy downhill ride to the piking lot. Easy ride n moderate hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Its actually a relaxing walk once you get some separation from the hoards of families and bikers. The wildlife is abundant and the river is peaceful - and the views get better tube further in you go. For more of a challenge, link up with Roxborough or continue down the Colorado Trail a bit.

trail running
4 months ago

Arrived on 9/6/2016 to find this trail closed! Check before you go. I will rate once I am able to use it.

hiking
4 months ago

road biking
4 months ago

I accidentally ran into the Canyon early in the morning, with moon over the mountains n saw a herd of long horn sheep. Went back on the bike n covered the whole trail, stunning. It gets busy on the front end of the trail on weekends.

hiking
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road biking
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