Big South Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews
#42 of 109 trails in

Big South Trail is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and snowshoeing and is best used from December until May.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1558 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this during peak runoff, the views of the river are amazing, the trail itself is quite easy aside from the distance. Hiking all the way to the washed out bridge is a 14 mile round trip. During peak runoff I was able to make it 3.7 miles from the highway 14 TH until I came across a raging torrent of a runoff stream going right across the trail, I didn't have the gear to safely cross so turned around there.

4 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

We went 4 miles in and turned around and went 4 miles back... We just didn't have time time to go further. Loved this hike!! It was very easy and covered in wildflowers with great river views and loads of butterflies! Can't wait to go back.

11 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Moderate to difficult hike, great views along the river

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

snowshoeing
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Good challenge in snowshoes. Some tricky sections of rocks to navigate but overall a really nice trail with beautiful scenery. We felt like we'd had a good workout by the time we finished. best part was that we went on a Saturday and only saw a couple of other hikers at the end of the trail.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The actual trail from highway 14 is moderate to difficult. Steep inclines and rocky terrains make this adventure a work out. The trail is 10 miles to the edge of RMNP and 7 miles to a now washed out bridge. Great for fly fishing and kayaking. Bring lots of water.