Burro Loop Trail

MODERATE 51 reviews

Burro Loop Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1272 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 days ago

Very nice trail! It was perfect actually...

hiking
26 days ago

highway noise much of the way. No views except glimpses of highway. Return to trailhead not clearly marked.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a tough little hike with steep inclines and declines. It's a very rocky trail. Previous reviewers have mentioned that if the weather is wet then expect a slippery hike. Awesome veiws! Trail is well marked. The drive up from Golden is very curvy. Take plenty of water and a snack. Enjoy!

2 months ago

Awesome trail! Great views go to Windy peaks worth the hike. Very dry

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail! Close enough to Denver to be accessible, but also really quiet. Lots of beautiful landscapes.

hiking
9 months ago

Pretty and quiet trail, bit of a challenge in parts- I can see some parts being very slippy in wetter weather. Trail offered a bunch of Tree cover which our pup was grateful for. Plenty of Aspens on the lower part of the trail to see some Fall colors in the coming months too

hiking
10 months ago

Fun, but pretty tough trail. Definitely leans difficult over moderate, as there's a lot of uphill! It was pretty empty today given that it was drizzly and grey, but I'm glad it was cool because we were sweating! $7 park pass can be bought with a credit card at the visitor center. We added the out and back up to Windy Peak as well, some very pretty views! We'll definitely be back.

hiking
11 months ago

My suggestion for this Trail is it is not moderate. This is a pretty tough Trail and plan some time to do the whole thing so you can rest

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

We went early April and it was beautiful! Definitely make the trip up to Windy Peak, it was the highlight of the trail. No snow on the trail.

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Nice little hike. Was able to take the kids. Our 5 year old enjoyed it and didn't really struggle. Some great views and nice little forest sections

hiking
Friday, September 16, 2016

Beautiful but high moderate hike. Would not recommend this hike for a beginner. Windy Peak is beautiful. Went on a cool September morning and saw only a few other people on the trail. The park is absolutely beautiful and I recommend it

hiking
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Beautiful scenery. Arrive early this one has many sunny spots, which can be quite sizzling midday.

hiking
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Four stars for the view at Windy Peak. It's a tough hike, 2 hours up, 2 hours down. Bring water and snacks.

hiking
Sunday, June 21, 2015

It was a strenuous hike and we are in pretty good shape. Windy Peak had great views, but there were a lot of dead trees on this hike. I've been on prettier hikes! Take a look lot of water in the summer because it's a hot hike.

hiking
Sunday, October 26, 2014

fun slightly challenging hike. good views and well marked trails (with trail maps at most junctions)

hiking
Thursday, June 19, 2014

This was a very pleasant hike, most of the time you had some shade and it was definitely cooler than on the Front Range. We took the trail all the way up to the Windy Peak, it does get a bit tricky to follow the trail at one point after you make the turn onto the Windy Peak trail. If you get turned around in a large rocky area and it doesn't seem like you made it to the top, you haven't. Walk uphill and you will reconnect with the trail.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Definitely a hard hike, but temps are 10-20 degrees cooler than Denver.
Lots of rocks, first half of the loop is tree covered. Windy peak is windy! Bring a sweater if you want to sit for any length at the top!

hiking
Monday, October 01, 2012

Beautiful area. Numerous trails. One called Lost Valley goes to an old homestead restored good for the kids. Easy. Burro Trail is more difficult and much longer. Worth the trip and the park fee. Been back to do other trails in the park several times. Close to Denver and Golden. Not too busy either times I was there both on weekends. Often only person on the trail even though it was a Saturday both times.

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2011

Great trail, but more on the moderate/difficult scale. Lots of loose rock makes for a little tricky ascent/descent, and if you do the full loop (including Windy Peak) you're looking at a little over 7 miles. You'll need to buy a day pass for the park (under $10, credit cards accepted), and leashed dogs are welcome. Great, well-marked trails allow for multiple adventures, and there are camp grounds available. Definitely worth the trouble!

hiking
Thursday, March 17, 2011

This was a great trail. Me and a friend started out at the knott creek trailhead and started west. The most work happens within the first 2 miles, before it seems to level out a bit. The hike to the summit of windy peak was almost unmanageable due to the snow that was still pretty deep. This hike took place March 15. Every other area was easily accesible and beautiful.

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