Explore the most popular dog friendly 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.

Lovely little trail.

hiking
5 days ago

Did this one first time at night NO off road lights. stock yj. found lots of snow.

off road driving
7 days ago

Beautiful views with snow packed roads. 2003 Wrangler Sahara 31 inch tires no lift.

hiking
10 days ago

Great Hike. Light snow on the ground, plenty of Ivey patches where water runs over trail. Snowshoes needed above Wilderness Boundary

Beautiful hike, some washed away areas near end and the connector and bridge at 2.4 miles are gone...

hiking
14 days ago

Go up here all the time. Lots of water crossings for the dog, the loop makes its way through the burned area, presenting some obstacles, otherwise, very serene and one of my favourites!

off road driving
15 days ago

Trails a lot of fun today.

off road driving
15 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

I’ve lived/worked at Brainard Lake Recreation Area for the last 4 years. There is no trail formally designated as Brainard Lake Loop. It is a combination of the Waldrup Trail, St. Vrain Trail, and Mitchell Trail, then around the west end of Brainard Lake on the road where you pick up the Little Raven Trail and follow it back down to Lefthand Reservoir Road. You then follow the road back toward the Fee Booth and the Gateway Parking lot. That’s the “loop.” There are no signs that designate a “Brainard Lake Loop.”

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike, good work out and not a lot of traffic. Perfect for dogs!

Really nice trail that meanders along with a steam. Definitely an easy trail with very little elevation gain. Lots of places to stop along the stream for a little snack. Had to turn back before we saw the waterfall, though. Can start at peaceful valley campground or drive further up to dick campground.

Lovely trail follows a creek through varied forests. The first 2/3 of the trail are easy and rolling, and then there is a steep climb to get up to the rocky outcrops at the top. Nice views up top, so keep going! Note: the trail along the creek offers plenty of shade.

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