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hiking
4 days ago

Really unique rock formations. Coyote song is an easy trail, some inclines but nothing crazy. If you take the Lyons Back trail towards columbine trail it gets pretty steep. You can also go off path a lil and climb up to the ridge. Views were awesome, would not recommend the ridge climb to kids or anyone unsure of physical ability. Def go again, quick drive from Denver.

Great easy trail to bring sea level guests who enjoy walking and wildlife.

Great walk in the woods, lots of fun with many places to stop and take pictures. Several benches and a few picnic tables. Open to horses so lots of "road apples" on the trail.

hiking
18 days ago

Beautiful Hike, I started at Rainbow Trailhead and hiked too and around the reservoir in the counterclockwise direction. Lots of aspens changing colors for the fall! (29 Sep 2018) I started at sunrise and didn't run into anyone for the 1st several hours of the hike. The reservoir was very low, but, the hike is still very enjoyable and not very difficult, aside from the distance.

Less of a hiking trail, more of a massive road.

Nice and relatively easy, with great views and dog accessible.

Good trail (road). There is not a lot of shade, so would definitely advise doing it earlier in the day. Was able to see roughly 20-30 mountain sheep, I always enjoy seeing wildlife.

Love this trail! But I prefer biking it to hiking it. I'm always hopeful to see a herd of bighorn sheep and some rams (my mother in law saw a bunch of rams by the dam a couple of months ago). I've seen a few bighorn sheep (loners) and a black bear.

road biking
1 month ago

Biked this today. Good amount of people for a Wednesday morning, but was alone for most of my time out there.
I am not a mountain biker, but enjoy biking so this was a great trail.
Saw a few small sheep and a dead snake.

mountain biking
1 month ago

I’m pretty happy we found this area. We have hiked it and have bikes it. The scenery is absolutely beautiful; you might even spot some sheep on the side of the mountain. It is easy walking it biking.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Awesome trail! This area has tons of great trails in it and has an amazing view of both the rolling hills of Colorado and downtown Denver. PARK AT MOUNTAIN VISTA HIGH SCHOOL. Go past the football field and then take the left trail. That should lead you right to the trail. Great ride! P.S.- Go later in the day to get an amazing view of the sunset over the Rocky Mountains.

Let’s get one thing straight - this isn’t the type of trail a guy and his wife should hike on a weekend. For one, there are no views. Second, it gets very narrow and treacherous and probably isn’t the type of thing you will want to do. I’d recommend the Colorado trail for hikers.

For the mountain bikers - if you aren’t an experienced and in shape biker you may want to avoid this. Honestly, if you complete this without having to get off and walk your bike then I envy you! I had to walk maybe 20 times because of large rocks, roots, or just plain too steep. I consider myself a decent cyclist and this beat me up! Make absolutely sure your bike has great brakes, tires are in good shape and your gears work because you will be beating them up! At the end of the trail I think my arms hurt more than my legs, and that’s saying something.

Overall, this wasn’t personally my favorite bike trail but that doesn’t mean that an expert mountain biker wouldn’t completely love it. Just my $0.02.

Had fun, very dog friendly. Would recommend a day that's not too hot.

Great trail. Moderately traveled with lots of horseback riding. Absolutely beautiful views and landscapes.

More of a outdoor walk than hike but really pretty. Definitely go on a cool or overcast day as there is no shade. I also recommend not taking a stroller or bikes for small kids.

Beautiful views throughout the walk. Quiet and peaceful.

Beautiful views in all directions! Gentle slope, not to tough of an incline. Love this trail!

Beautiful scenery. Great place to go for a walk, run, or bike ride! Flat trail, but surrounded by the mountains!

Go either direction, you won’t get lost. Watch for horses and their droppings. It has many sandy areas, appropriate shoes are helpful

This hike has beautiful rock formations and an easy to follow trail for my kiddos from the east coast. There were lots of dogs on the trail which was a bonus for us. Beautiful wildflowers and plants to look at. It was very hot with very little shade but there were bathrooms and water fountains at the beginning and end of the trail. I’d definitely recommend it for a short hike.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Loved this hike! Great way to acclimate to higher elevations for my vacation in Colorado. Beautiful sweeping views, pretty songbirds, clean and well maintained!

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is beautiful and the scenery is inspiring. It is an easy trail for families.

Solid hike! Pretty lengthy. About 6.5 miles of a service road, 5 miles of a secluded, quiet trail, 6.5 miles back on the service road. I stayed on the trail the entire time, and clock a distance of 18.2 miles. Good for an all day hike!

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great trail, slight incline up to the dam. Was hoping to see the big horned sheep but they were nowhere to be found. Will bike this trail again.

on Waterton Canyon Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Happy 100th Anniversary Denver Water! Hello CT Segment 1! I'll be back for more when the cooler weather starts setting in! My husband and I took our kids, 7 and 10, 3 miles through the canyon. We saw a REALLY big snake (either a Bull snake or a Rattle snake that just shed it's skin) cross the road in front of us. I would say it was about 3 feet long. We also saw some kind of small lizard and tons of birds. Bring your binoculars! Keep those kids on the trail and eyes peeled for snakes, especially just off the roadsides. This 'walk'/hike was a warm one for sure, but very mellow at the beginning. Would love to make it to the dam sometime.

Great combination of open field and shade from the trees. Path was well marked and the sand was good for the dogs. Not busy at all Sunday afternoon. Great easy trail.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a great hike with versatile scenery. You had meadows, mountain views, walking in the woods, open area. We saw wild turkey. It wasn’t difficult nor too easy to hike. There were log benches scattered on the trail and easy signs to follow. Yes there is horse poop along the trails but just step aside. We went on a Sunday midday and there were people but not crowded. We plan to make this a regular one.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail. Wide trail, good one to take the kids. Go early, very sunny, no shade. First mile or so is a gentle up hill. Beautiful rock formations! Close to Denver. Coyote trail is not clearly marked on the return, bring a map along.

Enjoyable and beautiful location! A great option for someone new to trail running! The trail is narrow and has a couple sharper turns; I did see a couple biking and could imagine it's not a good spot for mountain bikers who don't want to take it slow. Ultimately a place I look forward to visiting again!

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