Big South Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews
#39 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.5 miles
1558 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




trail running



wild flowers



1 day ago

A fun place to hike in with, as mentioned, many campsite with an amazing trail parallel to the Poudre.

13 days ago

Beautiful hike that follows the poudre river. Camped at site #16 which had nice access to the water. Bridge definitely out at ~ 7miles, hard to tell there was even a bridge there.

16 days ago

1 month ago

I'd call this a moderately trafficked trail. Beautiful views of the Poudre. There's a rocky part of the trail that made me nervous for my long-legged, clumsy dog (she slipped a few times) but it was doable. Otherwise a good hike for both of us.

2 months ago

3 months 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.

6 months ago

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11 months ago

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sunday, July 03, 2016

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.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Moderate to difficult hike, great views along the river

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

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.