Balanced Rock Trail

EASY 33 reviews
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Balanced Rock Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Monument, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1325 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Deadman's Lake Area is a 2.7 mile out and back trail located near U S A F Academy, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

15 days ago

found some wild raspberries

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1 month ago

hiked this today, not "easy" as in an easy hike, but easy trail to walk on. it starts with all uphill for a little over a mile. Not a good first hike for newbs. Overall great hike with beautiful lakes and wildflowers.

1 month ago

Smells like piss the whole way and has real nice graffiti. Other than that it's real nice.

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1 month ago

Gorgeous. Worth the Effort. Look for the Reservoir Trailhead, as it's not called Balanced Rock. The first mile is tough and steep. A great trail run.

1 month ago

Amazing trail but do be careful. Saw a momma and not so baby bear in the aspen grove across the bridge once you're south of the whole resevoir. timid browns that scattered quickly but keep an eye and ear out.

2 months ago

2 months ago

A beautiful trail. Lots of wild flowers.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Hiked beginning of June. Great hike. Gem Lake is a great pit stop for a picnic

2 months ago

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3 months ago

Great hike, although at times quite the incline that goes for a while. Pack water for the pups as they can't get in watershed ponds.

Several places to stop and picnic along the way as you make the hike up to Balance Rock. The road up after the 2nd gate is a bit rutted so make sure you watch your step. The view is worth it.

3 months ago

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