Explore the most popular trails in Genesee Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
blowdown
closed
over grown
rocky
4 days ago

Fun trail—would definitely go again! We went with our two dogs and they did great although as other reviewers have said, the Chavez section is pretty rocky and was strenuous for all. There were plenty of pools and stream crossing for the pups to cool off which we all loved. Would be fun to maybe check out a month or two earlier next year to see if the water levels are higher. We arrived at around 8:45 and the lot was already full, when we finished there were even more cars parked outside, so definitely arrive earlier if you want to have a bit more room on the trail.

Awesome trail—would give 5/5 but caveat is it is very steep, and all downhill the first half, so second half is the steep slog up. Very pretty brook with pools at the bottom for your mid-trail respite. Mostly forest. A couple of slightly hairy rock face traverses, but not too bad. Fairly busy.I went counterclockwise but I don’t think direction matters much. Fairly ample parking plus road.

So beautiful! Wild flowers, butterflies, streams, pools, mountains in the distance... parts are strenuous but not for long untl it eases. Easy access to trailhead with bathroom. Loved it!

Beautiful stream. Fairly strenuous uphill at end

This trail was incredible from start to finish. The shade was nice throughout. The trail begins with a descent and finishes with the incline! Definitely enjoyed the workout!

Solid trail running; uphill from halfway, it is tough

Beautiful trail! If you’re looking for something different, this is the trail for you. It’s all descending into the lower rivers/valleys/pools... be prepared for the climb back up when you’re finished hanging in the gorgeous lagoons! I will definitely be back and ready to swim!

Absolutely beautiful the beaver side of the trail and more easy. it was gorgeous. , Chavez trail was hard ,Rocky and scary at times. Still beautiful trail. Found a little swimming hole and a deer.

absolutely beautiful Trail till you got to Chavez ,it was very hard. Lot of rocks scaling the side if a cliff. Before chavezz it was an oasis

trail running
rocky
7 days ago

Trail is a good run, apart from the middle bit by the brook. Pretty rocky, rolled my ankle a couple times coming down. I took the loop counter-clockwise, will definitely go the other way next time.

nice trail! not many views of whitecaps but beautiful flowers and very shaded. saw a couple hummingbirds and deer

Awesome trail, a good workout but not too hard, lots of shade and great for dogs, not too crowded during the week.

The trail was great! We brought both our dogs with us and they loved weaving in and out of the streams. Part of the trail is a little technical, but that was the fun part! There’s a great swimming pool about half way through the hike if you want to jump in! There was tons of shade and a nice breeze in the valley. We will definitely come back and do this trail again.

hiking
12 days ago

Pros: This is a great dog hike on the warmer days for the following reasons: there is quite a bit of shade and others have stated, a fair amount of the trail has spots for your pup to drink or soak in the numerous watering holes. Other hiker pluses, the trail is closed to bikers. Cons: I think most people like myself doubted how quiet the trail would be so close to i70. You will hear traffic noise for the first and last 20min of the hike, but after that, it is really quite pleasant. No grand views but an enjoyable hike nonetheless. On the hotter days, this is where you may find me and Fido. Oh, and for all you other hikers with dogs, please plan ahead and bring bags AND something to carry your poo bags in (ziplock bag and backpack work great), other hikers do not want to see your baggies of the side of the trails.

Average hike. Best part was it’s close to Denver and quiet away from the highway.

This is a great trail. There’s a ton of wild flowers and the scenery is just beautiful. Parts of the trail are rocky and steep, so I would recommend this trail to more experienced hikers.

Perhaps I am becoming a hiking snob but I am surprised this is rated as highly as it is. I’d give it a 3.5/5 but it isn’t worthy of four stars in my book. The middle portion of the trail is enjoyable and has mixed terrain, there is a nice creek that runs through as well which adds to the scenery. And even though the parking lot was slammed by the time I left, I didn’t feel there were too many people on the trail. Nevertheless, the first third and last third of the trail were relatively bland, a nice nature walk but not a great hike. It might serve better for a trail run. The rating of moderate is fair for that middle portion of the hike, the rest is easy. The best part of the hike is how close to the city it is, but if you lay that aside I can’t say it matches up to the amazing hikes we have around here. A quick escape, worth going to once if you don’t have better options or time for a route further in the mountains.

hiking
over grown
scramble
12 days ago

We arrived Saturday morning at 7:15 and there were only a couple cars in the parking lot, by the time we got back at 9:45 it was completely packed so come early! Fun hike with wild flowers, creek crossings and little rock scrambles!

hiking
over grown
scramble
13 days ago

This trail is very beautiful. It has a variety of scenes ranging from meadows to creeks to rocky outcrops. I saw people of all ages but it is long and some spots are a little tough to navigate. There were also a couple of places where the trail was a bit hard to follow. I got mixed up and I went a little “off-road” a couple times, which turned my 5.1 Mike hike into 6.4 but hey! Extra steps, AND I saw some incredible views that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise.

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