Explore the best backpacking trails in Roosevelt National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
2 days ago

off road driving
18 days ago

first thirty minutes is the best

Good views and pretty ponds coming up. Very steep towards the end.

backpacking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

geart place to be. worth it when you get to the lakes.

one of my favorite trails before the flood in 2012. went back for the first time since then and still a great trail

hiking
1 month ago

After reading this guide I was excited to hike and camp this trail... however, it is HIGHLY inaccurate. There is NO CAMPING (except $21 car camping next to others) - there is also an $11 fee just to get into the park.

I would recommend updating your "guide" to reflect the camping specifics (as well as the entry fee) and also the fact that this is a HIGHLY TRAFFICKED trail... we had to wait an HOUR to even get into the park as the lot was full.

We ended up driving a few miles down the road to South Saint Vrain Trailhead, much more secluded, FREE , dog friendly and backcountry camping allowed.

went to trial it was everything I expected we only had 4 hours to spend we wanted to come back off the mountain before dark we will return when we have about 10 hours to spin we have not even tapped half of the trail took time for some love making since we were all alone usually Trail is dry as a bone but this time there was rain and we had time to get mud on the outside and mud on the inside

camping
1 month ago

on Coulson Gulch Trail

hiking
1 month ago

I only hiked a little past the old, run-down abandoned cabin (about 1.5 miles in), but it was a very nice hike. And yes...mostly uphill on the way back, required some effort as I hadn't been hiking for awhile. Small streams were mostly dry, saw TONS of butterflies and even a small snake. Many wildflowers, lots of shady areas on the portion I hiked. Saw one couple on my way in, one lady on my way out, and two more couples were heading out when I returned to the trailhead. Had no problem getting to trailhead parking in my Dodge Caravan with some creative maneuvering, but I can imagine it'd be pretty rough if it were muddy. Will definitely do this hike again! PS-Watch out for biting horse flies!

Amazing views.

off road driving
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Well the trail is nice easy no steep terrain, but full of horse shit