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#9 of 41 state parks in Colorado

Best trails in State Forest State Park

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Looking for a great trail in State Forest State Park, Colorado? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in State Forest State Park ranging from 1.8 to 11 miles and from 9,035 to 12,936 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

This incredible park in northern Colorado is an outdoor adventurer's playground offering over 70,000 acres of forest, peaks, lakes, wildlife, and miles of trails. State Forest State Park is ideal for camping, hiking, horseback riding, snowshoeing, fishing, birding, and wildlife viewing, amidst a beautiful backdrop of forested mountains. This park is known for its abundant moose population, so you might see one!

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Map of trails in State Forest State Park
Park information
Acreage:
71000 acres
Contact
970-723-8366
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Top trails (14)
#1 - Lake Agnes Trail
State Forest State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
Lake Agnes Trail is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Walden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options Show more
#2 - American Lakes Trail
State Forest State Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
As of May 27, 2020, users have reported that the road to the trailhead is closed - adds 1.5 miles of easy gravel road with some scattered snowbanks before starting. Alpine tundra, wildflowers, cirqueShow more
#3 - Snow Lake via American Lakes Trail
State Forest State Park
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m
Snow Lake via American Lakes Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Walden, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#4 - Kelly Lake Trail
State Forest State Park
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Length: 14.3 mi • Est. 7 h 25 m
Great for backpackers and horseback riders. Both share the first 1.5 miles and lead to the high alpine lakes w/ spectacular views. Fly & lure fishing permitted. No fires above timberline. Access the NShow more
#5 - Lake Agnes via Michigan Ditch Trail
State Forest State Park
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Length: 11 mi • Est. 4 h 55 m
Michigan Ditch Trail to Lake Agnes is a 11 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rand, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primariShow more
#6 - Thunder Pass via American Lakes Trail
State Forest State Park
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 5 h 10 m
Note: Make sure you have $8 cash for parking. Exact change at self service pay station. Show more
#7 - Lulu Mountain via American Lakes Trail
State Forest State Park
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 5 h 16 m
Lulu Mountain via American Lakes Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Walden, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used Show more
#8 - Mount Richthofen Summit Trail
State Forest State Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 3 h 26 m
Mount Richthofen Summit Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Walden, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkinShow more
#9 - Kelly Lake via Hidden Valley Trail
State Forest State Park
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Length: 10.9 mi • Est. 6 h 30 m
During the winter, the road leading to the trailhead may be closed for snow. Please check with the park for more information.Show more
#10 - Clark Peak Summit via Ruby Jewel Road
State Forest State Park
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 6 h 10 m
Clark Peak Summit via Ruby Jewel Road is a 9.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rand, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used forShow more
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