Dawson Butte Ranch Open Space Trail

EASY 97 reviews
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Dawson Butte Ranch Open Space Trail is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Larkspur, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
380 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

washed out

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice walk. Fair amount of horses, bikes and dogs. Everyone was pleasant. Bring lots of water for the dogs. They can get pretty thirsty. Temps were in the low 70s with lots of sunshine. Great hike for someone just getting back into hiking or just getting started.

hiking
2 months ago

This easy trail has very little elevation change and almost no rocks on the trail itself making it an easy hiking. Throughout this trail you will hike through well shaded Pine forests and sun drenched open spaces. Trail 360 on YouTube

2 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

Nice easy trail, I like running this on a recovery day or to loosen up during your tapering time before a race.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great winding trail through the meadows and the trees, the open area's can roast on a hot day. A little smelly from the horse traffic but not unbearable. And me and my friends GPS tracking apps wouldn't agree that it's the posted 4.99mi trail...closer to 5.5mi.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail hiking loop with my 8 year old son. The trail itself was pretty sandy in some stretches or I would have given it 5 stars. There are some elevation sections, but nothing beyond an EASY rating. Over half of the loop is in the woods and brush for shade.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

this is one of my favorite trails because of it's layout and variety of terrains but is way overused by horses. just so much horseshit.

walking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Did this hike a couple years ago. it's ok with no difficulty at all. trail meanders through the woods and remains very flat. no access to the butte at all and you are competing with horses most of the way. not a great place for kids.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Our first hike after a long break. This trail walks you down into the valley and up. It was a steep haul up on our way back. Maybe best to start on the SE side, that is steeper and hike up the less steep NW side on the way back.