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Fraser Experimental Forest

MODERATE 65 reviews
#84 of 166 trails in

Fraser Experimental Forest is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fraser, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. 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: 4.6 miles Elevation Gain: 246 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

bird watching

running

forest

views

snow

cross country skiing
snow
12 days ago

Looks like there was a large animal post holing on portions of the trail nearest the creek. Otherwise the trails were in nice shape with a bit of fresh snow.

cross country skiing
blowdown
23 days ago

hiking
no shade
5 months ago

Very easy, sunny trail with rocks and dirt. Just a caution, lots of bikers on my Saturday morning hike.

hiking
bugs
no shade
5 months ago

First part of the trail was beautiful! Loads of trees and views. The second part has no shade from the sun. I recommend doing this trail early morning or late afternoon. Pack plenty of sun cream and bug spray.

hiking
6 months ago

Very pretty and easy trail. Shared with a lot of mountain bikers.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice easy hike. The signage is a bit confusing but if you have the app with you it’s really easy to follow. The route in the app seems to be set up more for country skiing so the hike has a bit more switchbacks. Loved the views of Byers and the river next to you the whole way. Super peaceful and easy. Not too muddy. Did have quite a few mountain bikers to get out of the way for so if you have a dog I’d highly suggest keeping on a leash.

hiking
off trail
snow
10 months ago

snowshoeing
snow
10 months ago

snowshoeing
11 months ago

Great with snowshoes, could be good with micro spikes if packed down more.

hiking
Thu Jan 18 2018

A beautiful, relatively flat trail. I hiked without skis or snow shoes. Paths are worn enough. The loop shown isn’t totally navigable this time of year. I had to double back to find a used path across the river. Still a good trail!

cross country skiing
Sat Jan 06 2018

We took someone new to backcountry skiing. He is an intermediate/advanced skier downhill. He had a good time on this trail. I suggest taking it clockwise, because you go uphill through the more technical turns at the NE part of the trail. This trail follows mainly the flume trail and the creekside trail. The trail stays fairly interesting for something with low elevation change.

cross country skiing
Thu Jan 04 2018

Great for xc skiing. Generally good snow from Late December through March.

hiking
Sun Jun 25 2017

This is a lovely loop trail, not too difficult, combination of creekside, forest, and meadow stretches. It is very popular with mountain bikers, so it loses a star for that (but the flip side, is that it is excellent for mountain biking!) Pretty much all the trails in this area are similar, insofar as they are not that difficult (no serious elevation changes) and are very pleasant, but are mostly used by mountain bikers.

cross country skiing
Fri Jul 08 2016

Beautiful Summer and Winter Trails. Dogs love cross-country skiing!

snowshoeing
Sun May 10 2015

Nice trail to snowshoe.1-23-1999

hiking
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mountain biking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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