Elk Meadow

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Elk Meadow is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Evergreen, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
551 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
20 days ago

Nice trail. Good for an easy relaxing hike. Nice views.

hiking
1 month ago

Very quiet and easy walk with my dog. We pretty much stayed on the the Elk Meadow Trail. Will be back!

1 month ago

We recommend heading up the steep part first, then doubling back after halfway so you don’t have to walk along the highway at the end.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy for all. Beautiful.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Beautiful ride. Climbs were good. The descents were a little more technical than I would qualify as easy. I would call this an intermediate ride. Nice cultured trail with lots of tree cover for shade. Definitely worth the trip whether biking, hiking, or running. Very polite people here in Colorado. That speaks greatly to their character. Thanks for the experience!

hiking
3 months ago

Easy to find, wide trail. Nice loop, but because it is so easy to access / close to Evergreen Pkwy, there is also road noise.

3 months ago

Nice loop close to Denver. Perfect setting for walking, running or mountain biking.

hiking
3 months ago

Great series of trails with a mixture of grasslands, forests and rock formations. Close to Denver and well worth the visit..

trail running
4 months ago

Great running trail!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful views, nicely maintained trails, wonderful hollows. We saw deer. I'll go again!

5 months ago

Great views, but easy trail in Colorado. Active trail with hikers, bikers, runners, and some horses.

trail running
5 months ago

I love running this trail! It is a beautiful area in a great environment. Everyone you pass on he trail is not only friendly but also respectful. The trail is in great shape for running, if you have weak ankles like me be careful on a few parts of the trail that are a little washed out. If you do decide to run this trail have a great time!

6 months ago

I love this hike & do it year round.

hiking
6 months ago

8 months ago

Scenic, easy trail. Good one to bring the pups along on.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy, nice hike but would be great for trail running or mountain biking

hiking
8 months ago

Great, short hike! Its a great mix of forest and meadow. It's a pretty trafficked area with hikers, runners, and mountain bikers. There are lots of route options so make sure to check your map.

8 months ago

Absolutely loved this hike! Perfect day hike loop trail. 65 and sunny with no snow in sight. I would definitely recommend referencing the all trails map on the app if you want to stay on the marked red loop trail. There are a handful of trail options and it wasn't always intuitive which way to go.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

So beautiful. Easy walk to connect with nature.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The first mile is a good warm-up. The trail has a nice mix of shade and sunshine. I always enjoy this run. Just watch out for rocks. They'll jump up and get you!

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