Hoosier Ridge

EASY 8 reviews
#120 of 170 trails in

Hoosier Ridge is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fairplay, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
544 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

skiing

snowshoeing

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
23 days ago

Lovely hike with meadows, a large variety of wildflowers, & majestic views. Easy to miss the official loop off to the north, but followed an off trail to some peaceful meadows. Made for a truly enjoyable day!

walking
1 month ago

Very nice easy trail with some moderate climbs. When you get to the tower at the end of the main trail, to go up to the ridge you cross the meadow. Definitely worth the climb; spectacular views

hiking
1 month ago

My recording only started from the top where we turned around, so double the distance to get total mileage. The hike was amazing. Short and quick, you can go up as far as you’d like. The further you go, the better the view of the mountain range that includes Quandary. Amazing panoramic views from up near top of the ridge. Definitely recommend it if looking for a shorter hike with great picture opportunities.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a nice easy, short hike. You could go much further up the Hoosier Ridge than we did if you wanted to. Park at Hoosier Pass and cross the highway heading east up what appears to be an old service road. It does wind up ending at some communication towers of some kind. Just after the first set of towers, we broke off the road and started going cross country up towards another type of relay tower that looks like a small billboard. Then we just kept walking until we had an unobstructed view to the west. The view is awesome for hiking such a short distance. In my opinion, this is best hiked in the morning thru afternoon for photo opps. You have Quandary, North Star, Lincoln, Bross and clear down to Mt. Sherman in full view, along with lots of other 13er's. The walking cross country above tree line is super nice and easy. Then just pick a route back down to the road and head back to the pass. Just avoid the low growing willow shrubs, as they are a pain to walk thru. So only a couple miles or so, but you could morph this into a much longer day hike. Beautiful up here!! After spending several days hiking on the west side of the pass, it was nice to hike up to this open space and have a look back. Looking for an easy one with an unreal view and don't have a lot of time, this is it!!

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