Colorado Trail : Segment 3 is a 12.5 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Buffalo Creek, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,906 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Segment 3 — Little Scraggy Trailhead to FS-560 (Wellington Lake Road) Trailhead. The Colorado Trail is a long-distance trail extending for 486 miles from the mouth of Waterton Canyon southwest of Denver to Durango in Colorado.

1 month ago

made this a 2 day thing. hiked out to the trailhead of segment 4, found a nice camping spot just before, and made it back to the trailhead the following day. super fun, hard hike to do all in one day if your not prepared for it. overall good first backpacking experience!

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this trail labor day weekend, so it was packed with bikers. Very pretty trail that did not have very much elevation change, it was easy to keep up a pretty consistent speed and a good conversation. Decided to take the Buffalo Burn trail segment on the way back, offered gorgeous views and it was flat enough to run it for a while. Great trail, but very busy.

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4 months ago

Lots of sun, lots of bikers and tons of bugs. Bikers courteous, bugs were not! Scenery just meh compared to other trails. I hiked in 4.5 miles then turned around, swatting at buzzers all around me the entire time. Little devils were relentless. Weren’t mosquitos. More like bees or horseflies.

4 months ago

My Favorite section by far. Great campsites along the way.. the gem is at about 4 miles in from the trailhead. Streams were low so a bit tough to refill water. Epic views, with a good workout. Only downside was you go by quite a few car camping spots.

hiking
4 months ago

SOLO hike with my dog. 12.2 miles, 1900 ft. elevation gain and it was awesome! We hit the trail at 8am and took our time. We were all alone on the mountain. This is a slow and steady hike. Though the elevation gain is 1900 ft. it doesn't feel like it until you make the turn at 8.3 and go up Redskin Creek Trail and even then it was quite gentle. The trail is very well marked; there is no way to get lost! Poles are not necessary if you're a seasoned hiker. This segment is loved by mountain bikers and it's really torn up in places; it's as wide as a boulevard! The intermittent streams were not running. There was one stream at 5.1, the Tramway Creek, which had enough water to use to resupply if needed. There is also a lot of shade on this hike and trees galore! I would definitely hike this segment again but I doubt I'll ever have another totally alone day on this mountain again!

backpacking
11 months ago

Great trail! Had a 35lb pack and hiked in for a night off-trail. Hiked in on September 30. There were only a handful of hikers and many mountain bikers. All of the bikers were great and courteous. No complaints at all.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

This stretch is unaffected by the burn and features some truly amazing rock formations. Relatively easy hike, so bring the whole family, or take advantage of Little Scraggy’s cliffside for some scrambling adventures.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

What I really like about this stretch is stacked granite rock formations all along the way, both in the distance and immediately alongside the trail. It's very cool to see the variety as you go, and there are plenty of water stops and camping spots all the way through. Mountain biking is allowed here so heads up!

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Awesome camping! Hike in and find a nice spot away from rivers and the trail

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recorded Rolling Creek trail

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recorded Recording - Jan 02, 02:20 PM

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