Black Canyon Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
#104 of 143 trails in

Black Canyon Trail is a 15.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and horses and is best used from April until September. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
15.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3920 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

horseback riding

lake

river

views

Directions from Villa Grove, Colorado: Take the Hayden Pass Road east to Forest Development Road # 790 to the top of Hayden Pass. Passable with 4WD only.

7 months ago

Did this one in the snow near the end February. So beautiful to see the mountains throughout. Highly recommend. Not too difficult.

hiking
11 months ago

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The directions to the trailhead posted by all trails are incorrect. Those are directions to the Black Canyon Trail in Gunnison National Park not RMNP

hiking
Friday, March 04, 2016

Awesome. The views of Longs Peak, Twin Sisters and many other peaks in Rocky Mountain Natl. Park are incredible. It's fairly flat and a great hike for those that don't want to climb too much.