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The trail is nice, but be prepared for some slushy, muddy parts. It is very easy and absolutely gorgeous!

The bighorn sheep are totally worth the hike. I couldn’t believe how close we got to them. I could have reached over and petted one had I not been so petrified that one would ram me!!

The Dawson Butte Trail is relatively flat and well marked. It runs through pine forests and more open spaces with meadow and mountain views. A sign at the trailhead warns mountain lions are active in the area, but we didn't see any trace of them. It seems to be a popular horse trail, so watch your step!

This trail is convenient from Denver, has amazing views, and most times you’re able to see big horn sheep!!

Nice, easy trail that has amazing views of rock formations. It would be a great trail for snow shoeing this winter.

It was AWESOME to see the big horn sheep

Good hike. Very flat with good scenery. The only drawback is the sandy trails in some parts and the frequent piles of horse poop on the trail.

Beautiful views and well maintained dirt path. We hiked today but this would also be a great mountain bike ride. Bonus, bathrooms available at the trailhead and they were super clean. 320 ft climb made this an enjoyable workout.

Easy trail with shade and nice views. Considerable traffic noise along Tomah road but lessens on the north side of the loop. Lots of horses to keep you company. Would be a great family outing.

walking
23 days ago

Nice peaceful place for an easy stroll. Beautiful rocks, shame there is no climbing - they’re still nice to look at. Lots of people there taking professional photos for the gorgeous backdrop.

Good trail for family’s and seniors. Bathroom facilities along the trail!

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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.

mountain biking
2 months ago

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

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