Balanced Rock Trail

EASY 23 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.

5 days 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.

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6 days ago

A beautiful trail. Lots of wild flowers.

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12 days ago

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

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1 month 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.

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4 months ago

It was amazing

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Very nice trail and the lakes were great

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Sunday, June 05, 2016

NOT the trail for the rock formation pictured and almost a mile longer than it says. The trail past the reservoir is a jeep trail, and it gets confusing. Loved it though!