Black Powder Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews
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Black Powder Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
459 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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10 days ago

The trail was ipretty steep, but a short one. The area burned in 2004 and 2012, so it is pretty bare. Nice rock formations, but overall fairly boring. Subsequently hiked to Seaman reservoir. Fairly boring hike, saw 2 deer.

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11 days ago

Went on October 10th, most of the snow has melted and leaves parts of the trail a little muddy. There's construction going on the road to get to the trail now too. Very easy hike, did in less than an hour

2 months ago

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3 months ago

Hiked this week and part of the trail towards the top is closed (possibly due to damaged trail), so it doesn't loop right now. Nice views at top. Loose gravel and narrow trail in spots near the edge. Wouldn't recommend for families w/ little ones. Nice park below w/ restrooms. 2 other trails nearby - one that goes to the top of a reservoir. Beautiful. Completely silent at the top with the exception of an occasional bird chirping. Only saw a handful of people. Downside....previous hikers with dogs failed to assume responsibility for dog droppings. Never seen so much dog poo left behind on a trail before.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

We hiked this trail at the end of April and hardly saw another soul. This is a great short hike with beautiful views at the top.

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6 months ago

Quick climber that gets the heart going. Nice views and not a lot of people

6 months ago

I enjoyed myself. Pretty quite hike, didn't see anyone else.

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6 months ago

Great day trip spot. Close to Fort Collins. Nice area to have lunch, walk around in the water with the kids, some great fly fishing holes and easy hiking or walking.

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

nice view of the dam spill way which is spilling now.

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7 months ago

Great hike, took my 2 daughters and was just enough of a challenge for them.

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9 months ago