DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,066 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

skiing

snowshoeing

forest

river

views

wildlife

snow

no dogs

hiking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

The old ski area in RMNP, Hidden Valley has been turned into a picnic area, family walk, and headquarters for the Junior Ranger program. However, there is a nice trail beyond the family area. We did this as our second hike of the morning after completing the Tombstone Ridge section of the Ute Trail. Nice relaxing hike until we hit the trees and decided to turnaround as we couldn't really see anything but trees. If you're wanting to do just smaller hikes, filling in a shorter one as us, or have a picnic/hike combo, this is a very pleasant option.