Elder-Fehn Trail

MODERATE 95 reviews

Elder-Fehn Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Divide, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.8 miles Elevation Gain: 928 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
snow
2 months ago

pretty trail but had to turn around 1/3 through the loop due to heavy deep snow

hiking
3 months ago

Ok trail. Good if you want to take the kids on a longer hike with not a lot of crowds. The trail is buried in the woods, which is great, but there are not many stopping points with great views. There is also a barbed-wire fence along much of the trail which takes away from the experience and keeps you “closed in” on the trail. There is plenty of tree cover so you don’t get sun burned. Trail is well maintained.

hiking
4 months ago

Well maintained trail. Not that hard with a couple of exceptions. The lower portion is the nicest with a couple of views of Pike’s. The upper loop is not attractive with lots of deadwood and scraggly pines. A decent workout but not that scenic.

hiking
4 months ago

Decided to create a loop by taking this trail out to the one that cuts down to the reservoir (shortly before the loop begins), walking down the road to the reservoir, and then coming back up on Limber Pines. It was a really enjoyable 5-mile hike!

hiking
5 months ago

Very peaceful and well maintained. It wasn’t over crowded with people which made it nice.

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

didn't get far because a storm rolled in. well shaded though and a lot of wild flowers.

hiking
5 months ago

Moderate trail very well maintained. The views near the top of Pikes Peak are so beautiful. There are plenty of flat parts that run through meadows and are filled with wildflowers. There were only a few people we saw on the way down only. If you wear a fitbit this hike registers 100 floors hiked. We really enjoyed this hike and will return.

hiking
5 months ago

We got to the trailhead around 10am during the week. Only saw a few other people on the trail. The Elder Fehn trail including the loop is 6.5 miles long, not 4.8 as the app states. Beautiful well maintained trail with some great views of Pikes Peak. A great dog trail. Ours loved it!

hiking
5 months ago

The trail is nicely kept. You get a couple of glimpses of Pikes Peak but it's mostly forest. Pretty anti-climatic. Decent hike but not a memorable one for me at least.

hiking
closed
muddy
off trail
snow
9 months ago

Views of the back of Pike’s are great! Trail is in okay condition still a bit wet from snow pack.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy access on the road. Packed snow with ice in some spots. Snowshoes or diamond tips recommended. The loop was not traveled today, we broke trail. The forest is very pretty.

hiking
snow
11 months ago

Quiet trail, we were the only ones at the trail head and only passed 3 others on the way out. Good dog trail. It was snow packed and icy. Deeper snow on the loop. I would suggest microspikes.

Sun Jan 06 2019

Completed the 5 mile loop today. Gleaming snow made the trail even more enjoyable. Snow got deep at the loop around, and the height of the loop reached almost 10k feet. Realized there is a trail that leads down to the catamount reservoir. Is a great trail for dogs.

Wed Dec 26 2018

Got an amazing view of Pikes Peak after hiking over a couple of hills. Great trail in snow. I plan on returning with some snow shoes. Dog loved the trail, too!

hiking
Tue Nov 27 2018

Loved this trail! Late November, very few people on it, and most of the trail is packed snow and some ice. Footing isn't an issue with hiking boots if you're careful. Marked very well despite the snow, and beautiful views of the mountains as well. Plenty of birch trees too. Made for a nice ~ 5.5 mile hike (with the loop).

running
Fri Nov 23 2018

Still quite a bit of snow and ICE! It was gorgeous today, not a single person there in the morning besides me. Trail is well marked and easy to follow.

Sun Nov 04 2018

Beautiful marked trail even in all the snow!! Great views of the mountains. I had it at 5.4 miles.

Sat Sep 22 2018

This trail is really well maintained! We got to the trail around 9am on Saturday and there were only 5 vehicles. When we returned two hours later there were a lot more vehicles. The trail was crowded and only passed a handful of other hikers. We ended up taking a different trail (vayhinger) before the loop that led us down to the reservoir. One of the nicest hikes we’ve been on— really enjoyed it! Some of the aspens were just starting to change color

Tue Sep 11 2018

Really well marked trail in Pike National Forest. It’s just over 5mi round trip. We are rookies and it took us about four hours total, but we took our sweet time going in and hoofed it back, it was only about an hour and a half back. Most views within first mile or so, but a great, forested trail the further you go in, particularly in the loop. We saw fresh coyote scat in the middle of the trail in the forested loop but no sighting. We went on a Monday afternoon and saw three or four other parties (one dog, leashed) in the first mile and then had it all to ourselves otherwise. Good, varied trail, it is not difficult but the elevation and endurance make for a solid hike for two Midwesterners who aren’t yet used to the elevation. There is also a seasonal trail called Vayhinger you can get to, closer to the loop. We didn’t take it but it went down into a valley area and had decent elevation changes. Didn’t see it on AllTrails but it’s there!

Sun Jun 10 2018

Elder-Fehn including loop is 6.5 miles. App is wrong!! Views in first 1 1/2 miles. After that it’s trees. Well maintained. Good signage.

hiking
Sun Apr 29 2018

Sun Apr 29 2018

An enjoyable hike that was easy to find. Great views of the Peak. Not overly difficult but still some good uphills along the way. More trails in area including Ring the Peak trails.

Sun Apr 22 2018

Nice trail with lots of birds!! Turned back before the loop, so may try the whole thing next time. Lots of dogs without leashes, some jumped up on us and got us pretty muddy.

Sun Oct 15 2017

nice hike

hiking
Mon Jul 31 2017

Nice trail that offers some great views of Pikes Peak. Secluded but well marked and easy to follow. This trail is rated moderate, but my 6 year old was able to hike it fairly easily, and I also had my two year old in a pack, so it is fairly kid/ family friendly depending on experience. We went in late spring and there was still snow on the trail in areas.

hiking
1 day ago

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