Hogback Nature Loop Trail

EASY 6 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
3 months 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!

hiking
10 months ago

Nice easy trail. Nice views of the Spanish Peaks.

10 months ago

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Nice hike with kids and dogs. Lots of cactus.

hiking
Saturday, July 27, 2013