4th of July Road

MODERATE 8 reviews
#58 of 109 trails in

4th of July Road is a 8.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Nederland, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and cross country skiing and is best used from September until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.1 miles
1105 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

cross country skiing


trail running






9 months ago

The directions lead you to Hessi Trail I believe, it is past that. About 2-3 miles up 4th of July Rd (all dirt) to the actual trail head. Parking on the weekend is terrible. They have a small parking lot and people park on the side of the road which is already a one lane road. After getting over that nightmare the hike is totally worth it! The views are breathtaking! You can walk over waterfalls! We didn't make it to Diamond Lake which I wish we did! Some fellow hikers stated it was rocky so we didn't want to put our dog through that. We will bring dog shoes next time!

Cons: parking
Pros: views, water features, dog friendly

9 months ago

Ok... so for a more accurate idea of this trail, look at the entry for Diamond Lake Trail. This is a moderate, heavily trafficked trail. Two stars for inaccuracy. If you like a moderate hike with nice views and waterfalls, you'll like it.

9 months ago

Gorgeous views.

Monday, July 27, 2015

So beautiful!

7 months ago

off road driving
9 months ago

10 months ago

Wednesday, June 29, 2016