Chair Rocks Via Colorado Trail

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Chair Rocks Via Colorado Trail is a 9.3 mile out and back trail located near Pine, Colorado that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
885 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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rocky

28 days ago

Different type of beauty on this hike! Saw tons of animals (and remains of animals) and very few people. Chair rocks itself is cool and a very unexpected surprise as you can’t see it during the hike to it. The trail was a little challenging to find once you leave the Colorado trail- you actually have to go through a small opening in the fence about 0.5 miles away from the rocks. But otherwise very straightforward and interesting!

hiking
3 months ago

I really loved this hike which is surprising because it feels so desolate from the fire scar. But we heard so many birds chirping and butterflies flickering around. However, we started at 9 and it was HOT. If a storm hadn’t rolled in on our way back it would have been a killer. Get an early start!!

hiking
3 months ago

Medium length mostly level trail to a beautiful rock formation with a great view.

3 months ago

Loved this hike! A long one, but tons of beautiful scenery along the way. The first 3 miles is very exposed, so a hat & sunscreen is good idea. Tons of wildflowers in bloom & the destination to Chair Rocks did not disappoint, amazing rock formations & great views!

4 months ago

Pretty sweet - flowy, great for mountain biking

hiking
5 months ago

Just wow!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful if you’re into the post wildfire burn scar kind of desolation—a bonus that I only encountered a few bikers and hikers the entire time. The entire trail is rolling hills and small gravel, so no real challenges in terms of terrain. There were definitely signs of wildlife, but nothing spotted during the day. The views from Chair Rocks back to Mount Evans were worth the 10 miles round trip, and the occasional glimpse of Pike’s on the way back to the TH was fun.

Bring sunscreen and plenty of water for that initial 3 miles of exposed hiking. No snow or ice and just an occasional patch of mud means you could probably get away with regular tennis shoes.

hiking
7 months ago

This is one of our favorite hikes. Great views, surreal landscapes and Chair Rocks is a great place for lunch. Fairly easy hike with not much elevation gain. The first three miles are very exposed due to lack of trees because of a forest fires several years ago. This allows you to see for miles. Great winter hike with no snow and great sunshine. However, this is not a good one for your four legged friends in the hot summer months, lots of sun, no shade and no water. If you are looking for a different hiking experience this is a good one.

hiking
Friday, May 12, 2017

Nice, easy hike with fantastic views and the chair rocks are really cool!

hiking
Thursday, May 04, 2017

Good hike. I like the diversity of hiking through a burn area, then the forest, then the boulders. It was rolling hills, no steep inclines. We went 10 miles exactly, hit the trail at 8, done by 12:30ish. There was lots of Mountain Lion sign on the trail, but did not see any.

hiking
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Really enjoyed this hike. The drive from Conifer to the trailhead alone was almost worth it. The first three miles you walk through the remnants of the Buffalo Creek wildfire which makes for a surreal landscape. Keep in mind that you are very exposed during the first three miles. Plan accordingly for the weather. The Chair Rocks are a bit tricky to find but well worth the search. Throughout the hike there are great views of Mount Evans and Pikes Peak. The Chair Rocks have great places to stop and have a little lunch with great views all around. Other than the length, the hike is not very strenuous. Steady climb to the rocks. It was also very quiet. Only saw a few hikers and bikers. A little far from Denver but the views and the seclusion make it worth the drive.

hiking
Sunday, April 09, 2017

Great day hike. Not many people even on a saturday- saw 7 people total, all on bikes. There are no trees for the first few miles so it can get hot and windy. The chair rocks are awesome and the views are great.

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