Hogback Nature Loop Trail

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Hogback Nature Loop Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Walsenburg, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.5 miles 200 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



The trail winds through sandstone formations and then climbs up the rocky Hogback Ridge that forms the park's northern boundary. As the trail follows the top of the ridge, majestic views of the Spanish Peaks, Sangre de Cristo and Wet Mountain Ranges can be enjoyed. Along the two-mile trail, marker posts have been installed to accompany a self-guided brochure containing information about the area's plant and animal life and its history. The brochures are complimentary and are available at the trailhead. . Bicycles are prohibited on this designated nature trail.

14 days ago

A great, easy hike for kids. The trail is well maintained and clearly marked. Lots of varried terrain for such a short hike. The park staff at the visitor center were helpful and knowledgeable too!

7 months ago

Nice easy trail. Nice views of the Spanish Peaks.

7 months ago

10 months ago

Nice hike with kids and dogs. Lots of cactus.

3 years ago