Explore the best hiking trails near Nederland with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Mount Audubon Trail

15 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

It was such a fun trail to go and experience with my uncle and dad and also with my dogs. Hope to be able to explore more of the beautiful trails all around colorado soon.

This is a pretty nice, and not difficult, trail. It is easy on the knees both directions, but does get much windier towards the top. Big blue lake at the end is absolutely gorgeous, be sure to spend some time there. It is moderately trafficked, and parking is $10. I would love to go back and try different, longer trail.

great hike..

this is one of the most beautiful hikes we've been on since moving to Colorado. elevation gains are minimal, so you won't hate your life while you're going there like other nearby trails

hiking
27 days ago

Good hike about less than 5 miles round trip. The last mile is a little steeper but not bad. Recommended if your looking for a 4-5 he excursion or so.

hiking
29 days ago

Beautiful amazing hike relatively dry right now love loved it

hiking
29 days ago

vero nice trail! defiantly an easy one to get started with in the area

trail running
1 month ago

Great beautiful trail run.. had to start at front gate Parking.. and run the snowshoe trail so total was 25km to the pass and back

hiking
1 month ago

(11/6/16) We planned to drive to Brainard Lake and then hike to Lake Isabelle, but didn't research to know that the road from the fee station to the lake is now closed for the season, so on to plan B. We parked in the main lot and hiked out Waldrop Trail to the Brainard Lake snowshoe trail and then back along the road. Very little snow and the trail was pretty dry. I know that can change at any time, so if you're interested go now, before the snow rolls in. Windy and cold at the lake, but not bad on the trail/road. So pack some layers. By the route we took it was about 5.75 miles.

Beautiful hike the entire way to the lake. Had a good amount of people on the trail (it was the weekend) so of course I was expecting it to be that way. Defiantly worth the drive out to the trail head.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. Absolutely should NOT be considered "hard". The first 2 miles are easy, the last bit after the turnoff becomes moderate. Was glad I had a walking stick for the way down since it was snowy/slippery (although not very cold). Once you get to the lakes be sure to carry on above/past them for incredible views and another scenic lake (this part is steep/hard). Moffat Tunnel has plenty of parking and you cannot pick a bad trail from there. I didn't cross too many people, surprisingly.

hiking
1 month ago

Such a cool hike. It is a moderate hike, you have your fair share of incline and flatlands. One of the coolest views once you make it to the lake. There are camp sites around the lake that are first come first serve. I've never seen them all taken. I highly recommend this hike. So cool.

hiking
1 month ago

Wow, what a beautiful hike! I loved this trail and the amazing views! It does get a bit crowded, but it's well worth it.