Homestead Ranch Outer Loop

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Homestead Ranch Outer Loop is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Peyton, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers 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
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
419 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A bit of a climb at the start yields beautiful views of the Front Range and Pikes Peak. Upper parts of the trail are relatively flat and inviting. Trailhead includes modern rest rooms, playground, and a fishing pond.

hiking
1 month ago

I believe this park is new. There is a nice fishing pond and great bathroom facilities. There were more horse riders than hikers on this day. Overall, great trail. I would say it is on the easier side of "moderate."

hiking
4 months ago

Excellent!!

horseback riding
4 months ago

very nice trail!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail, not too crowded. Ran into about 8 deer.

horseback riding
7 months ago

Nice park that is great for a short ride when you don't have all day to spend on the trail. It's a hidden gem for the youngsters as well to play on the nice playground or fish in the little stocked pond.

hiking
7 months ago

Fun trail with wooded & open areas, nice views, picnic tables & seasonal restrooms & playground. Looking forward to snowshoeing here.

horseback riding
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Arrived at 7am for a Sunday morning ride. There were already a few people on the trails, but parking for horse trailer was ample. There is a bridge at the start, which some horses may not like, but it is possible to bypass it on the trail to the north. Ascent via switchbacks opened up to open meadows along the "spur" trail where deer and songbirds were plentiful. Midway through the loop is an old windmill with hitching racks and a trough for thirsty horses. Great ride!