Hoosier Pass Loop is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Blue River, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
688 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

For this Texan with a family of 6 it was pure beauty. The hike up to the peak was moderate and kids did great. I just didn’t realize how afraid of cliffs I am though...lol. The trail at the top on your way down was not marked as well but you can find your footing as long as you keep going (even though at times it looks like your kids are walking over a cliff). There was also a pretty steep dusty slope to get down to finish the loop back to your vehicles but it was fine if you take it slow. Such majestic beauty must be seen though!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views! Amazing fall hike!

1 month ago

Beautiful mild hike. Took around an hour and a half with stops for pictures.

2 months ago

Incredible views! A pretty challenging hike for our kids ages 2-8 but we ascended quite high and they were so proud of themselves. A truly beautiful spot between Breck and Alma!

2 months ago

I thought it was absolutely beautiful!!

2 months ago

Really beautiful hike through gorgeous pine forest and the reward at the top is the view of the lake. Lived this hike. Had all weather. Rain, fog, sun and heat.

2 months ago

Beautiful! But we are from 650ft above sea level and this hike starts at 11,542..
Not sure what elevation at top is.
The app we used rated easy. And it was
Altitude got us for the 1st 15minutes....
Majestic mountains!!!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice warm up hike on our second day in Colorado. A good hike to acclimate yourself to the altitude. Park near the Hoosier pass sign and follow the trail/dirt road. If you make a left and follow the road, the trail curves around for about 2 miles then heads up the Summit with a quick descent. If you make a right, you will make it to the top faster. Had a large group who did it ages 9 all the way up to 69 (and a toddler in a back pack).

hiking
3 months ago

Not strenuous unless you want to keep a strong pace. A few options off of one trail loop to extend the hike as long as you like. The trail is a Jeep road going up to a right turn to a smaller trail descending back to the lower portion of the inward portion.

3 months ago

Nice, well maintained trails. beautiful views of the mountains and wildflowers. Lots of pika and other small animals near the ruins a bit past the loop. Well worth the hike.

hiking
3 months ago

One of the coolest hikes I have been on in a while. Would definitely like to do it again.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Very Awesome Views.

hiking
4 months ago

This is an excellent little hike with great payoff. A few notes:
-there's plenty of parking at the Hoosier Pass summit, but if you're having trouble finding a spot, passenger cars can continue a tenth of a mile or so up the jeep road and park at one of the dispersed camping areas
-we completed this as a counterclockwise loop, which I would recommend. If you choose to do so, there's a steep trail directly to the right shortly after the Jeep road splits off to Crystal Lake. You'll see the single track up the hill. It's a steep incline at first, but becomes more manageable soon.
-returning via the Jeep road (continuing counterclockwise on the loop) is good on the knees because it's less of a grade
-there are plenty of options to continue the hike once you get to the top (some mine ruins, other trails, Crystal Lake, etc.)
Enjoy!

Fun little hike with my parents. Trail was well maintained jeep-type road on the way up, and single track on the way down. Be sure to go past the rock stacks to get to the single track just over the high point. Beautiful views of the surrounding peaks and the Dillon reservoir.

hiking
4 months ago

Great little hike. Started on the Jeep trail and returned via the summit to finish the loop. Downhill return very steep at times, especially the last 100 yards to the Jeep trail.

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