Green Mountain Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Green Mountain Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Lake, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
767 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Good moderate out and back hike. We had our 8-month old with us in a hiking backpack, and he seemed to enjoy it. We also saw some moose and birds along the trail. A fallen tree block the path about .5-mile in.

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3 months ago

Great views, good workout towards the end.

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8 months ago

This was a fun trail that we did with our kids, ages 7 and 10. We hit the trail at lunch time on Oct. 9 so it was about 55 to 60 degrees. The trail had seen some recent snow and it was snowy and icy in spots. The melting snow made the trail very muddy. It wasn't deep mud - my trail shoes handled it - but it made the trail slick in several places and was generally a minor nuisance.

The trail was beautiful and well maintained, with restrooms (vault toilets) at the trailhead, then meandering through a lot of pine with some Aspen. The trail is suitable for kids who are capable of watching their step - plenty of exposed roots and other minor hazards. The grade was not bad for our boys. We paused on occasion to rest but overall they loved it.

The trail is a pretty steady climb up to a high mountain "park" that is essentially a bog with a sea of native grasses, surrounded on all sides by mountains. This is where you often see moose and elk, although we saw none ourselves. Sadly, I'd estimate 80% of the trees in the area have been killed by the bark beetle. But the beauty of that area is still worth the effort.

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The young RMNP rangers were working hard to improve and maintain this trail. It was fascinating to watch them use horses and mule trains to bring rock and tools up into the forest to work.

The hike was easy but fairly popular. So if you want solitude, this trail won't provide that. The big meadow at the top offered grazing moose and a beautiful, clear, running stream.

The descending work crew, with their pack train, got temporarily halted by a pair of moose @ the trail head that weren't interested in moving on. Drama!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Trail is 1.8 miles each way to a huge meadow. My 4 kids did this trail - ages 11, 9, 7 and 4. Trail has a few climbs and muddy spots - lots of bugs. But the kids did fine and when we reached the Big Meadow, there were moose. Beautiful scenery. If you are taking this trail, don't stop at the first meadow but get all the way to the trail sign that arrows to the Big Meadow - that is the one to see!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Great trail, a waterfall for your reward. My 8 year old crushed it. Fun!!