Looking for a great trail in Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado? AllTrails has 67 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking 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 30 moderate trails in Uncompahgre National Forest ranging from 1.7 to 143 miles and from 7,552 to 13,195 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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snow
4 days ago

We did it in January spikes are mandatory water is mandatory layers of mandatory hard but great hike

hiking
icy
snow
1 month ago

ohv/off road driving
1 month ago

Rough rocky trail going up from Tuliride. Steep in places. Worth the trip to view from sumit.

hiking
icy
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Enjoyable trail, but in September the baby bathtubs were pretty dry. Nonetheless, it is still an easy and fun hike with interesting rock formations.

I drove up Yankee Boy to the upper lot with a stock Jeep without much difficulty. As written in previous reviews, the skree can be a little demoralizing but it's doable. I would not attempt if the weather was sketchy. Once you get to the saddle it becomes a fun hike/climb with better footing. There's one class 3 move at the top. I've found it helpful to work with a hiking partner to make sure nobody is coming from the opposite direction. The panoramic view from the summit over the Blue Lakes is spectacular and makes the journey well worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

My husband and I were horseback riding instead of hiking. Its Nov. so there was enough snow to make it interesting. We started at the 2nd Buck Trail trailhead and rode Parallel Trail to Forest Road 540 across from the Ranger's Guard cabin. We rode 540 to the Buck Trail trailhead by the cattleguard at the Uncompahgre National Forrest entrance. We rode Buck Trail on the Northwest side of 540 back to our trailer where we started. The only time we saw or heard anyone else was when we were on 540. There was a lot of downed trees across the trails but most have already been cleared from the trail. The ones still there were easy to get around with horses but it would not be hard for hikers either. We had a great ride and thoroughly enjoyed it. We have ridden Buck Trail before and even brought out of state friends to ride with us. We highly recommend this trail and will ride there again. Remember, if you are there during hunting season be sure to wear Blaze Orange.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing trail well kept and clearly marked. Great views of the town of Telluride, surrounding mountains, slopes and the valley out of town. Currently minimal snow/ice took about 2 hours to complete the loop (includes time to soak in the views and take pictures)

hiking
icy
snow
2 months ago

I strongly recommend to have boots that can handle snow, ice, mud and puddles. Otherwise your probably not gonna make it. I suggest going up the Liberty Trail side and down the Jud Wiebe side. Since the Jud side is in the sun more, it’s easier on the descent.

Good easy hike with beautiful views!

Amazing views the whole way.

As long as you know what you are getting into, this is a nice hike. It is very much just a jeep trail and you are quite likely to meet workers and trucks on your way up (which I actually enjoyed, very nice people). The advantage to this hike is that it is right in Telluride and you can decide and be on the jeep trail in minutes. I needed one like that as I had other logistics to cover earlier in the day. Great for a mild/moderate cardio workout and also good to get used to a bit of incline. I did a very similar hike up Vail Mountain and I think this one is as comparable as it can be. I was happy to see some light snow on the trail, which made it fun for me. I do not think I would have enjoyed it much without the powder. Poles were not needed (nor did I have them with me), but I did pull out my yaktraks to help with grip. I started late as ever, around 4PM and had no trouble completing the hike and getting back into town well before dusk. The most interesting thing to me is how few people choose to review this route. I don't suggest it for the most scenic hike (far from it, though the views are not totally shabby, especially looking back into Telluride (after all the whole area is gorgeous).

Got to Dexter Creek trailhead pretty easily in my Prius. Some call it a 4WD road but it's really quite easy if you know what you're doing. Trail has amazing views. some of the best I've seen. You can get a pretty good view by just doing the two miles up to the trail junction, but a slightly better one of you go all the way to Bridge of Heaven. A little snow on the trail, but not enough to warrant anything more than hiking poles. Hiked 10/19/19

ohv/off road driving
muddy
rocky
snow
2 months ago

PLEASE DON'T DO THIS TRAIL IF YOU'RE NOT EXPERIENCED, ARE AFRAID OF HEIGHTS OR EVER GET VERTIGO. I'm relatively inexperienced, and tried this hike a little less than a week ago and I couldn't finish it. Not because it was strenuous, but because I forgot about my fear of heights. I went all the way up from the bottom, and the views on the way up to the main part of the trail are spectacular. I was pretty much fine (I did miss the opening to the trail going up the actual mountain) until I got a little further up. I had always thought I'd pretty much got over my vertigo and fear of heights but the further I advanced up the switchbacks going up the mountain, the more terrified I became. The path is really narrow, and to one side there's a huge drop, and on the other the verticality is dizzying. Determined to make it all the way up, I persevered, almost having a panic attack and forcing myself to sit down each time I looked towards the drop. Then, about 0.5km from the top, the path just ends, and turns into rubble, at this point I watched two women do a vertical climb to the top like it was nothing! (they were from telluride and had done the hike many times before) I started crawling up, determined not to give up so close to the top, but in the end had to stop. I was so close but I just couldn't do it, I didn't want to get stuck and need rescuing, or to slip and fall. I had to bumslide back to the path in order to not have a panic attack. The views are AMAZING all the way up though, and if you're brave and experienced please do this hike. Just keep away if you're not!

Plan for a steep hike, great views, waterfalls, and a sense of accomplishment. Today the upper Cascade Falls was still mostly frozen and a real treat to see.

hiking
3 months ago

We rented a jeep in ouray and started with imogene pass first before going on to do yankee boy and part of the alpine loop. Really beautiful, amazing and a great trail I thought for my first off-road outing. Definitely some perilous moments but with some help from my more experienced friend it was a good trip.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail. Kids had a blast. Saw a few deer.

Completed this hike on 10/14. Trail is in good shape. There were a few areas of ice that i had to navigate around. In one section, ice was covering the whole trail. The lake is beautiful and worth the hike. I passed only two other people on the trail. Great Hike!

ohv/off road driving
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

probably a easy trail for a Jeep. I took my 2018 VW Tiguan with big AT tires and made it. tough but allot of fun.

Amazing. Simply stunning views, alpine forest, wild flowers, and challenging elevation. Couldn't laugh and hike at the same time at the top!

ohv/off road driving
rocky
washed out
3 months ago

Between the two trail heads to Wright’s Lake trail rough and ledges from wash outs made two of us turn around. Both driving stock off road equipped vehicles. Still a beautiful drive. Popped over to Governors Basin which was notably easier.

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