Horseshoe and Hackberry Groups Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pleasant View, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

Length1.2 miElevation gain91 ftRoute typeOut & back
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The walking trail to Hackberry Canyon is includes the structures at both Horseshoe and Hackberry. Structures at these sites were built approximately 800 years ago by the ancestors of today’s Puebloan people

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Hovenweep National Monument McElmo Route Cortez, CO 81321 Phone: (970) 562-4282 x10

The turnoff on CO 10 that leads to the trailhead isn't well marked. The turnoff is about 4 miles east of the Hovenweep Visitor Center and 4.5 miles west of the Painted Hand/Cutthroat Castle turnoff. After turning onto the dirt road it is about 1 mile to the trailhead. The dirt road should be passable by passenger car during dry weather as far as the Horseshoe/Hackberry trailhead but it is much rougher beyond that point to the Holly Group.

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S DeCourcy
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We hiked this in late afternoon. We were the only people there, and the ruins were in really good shape. We loved it. It is HOT, bring water (yes, even for this short walk.). The trail was well marked and easy. Nearest facilities are at the visitor center, so stop there first if you’ve been properly hydrating!

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Stewart Carnes
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Amazing short hike with views of Ancient Puebloan structures. The trail is well marked and easy to follow.

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Sam Karson
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Nice little hike to see some ruins. Getting to the trailhead in a sedan is the most difficult part.

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Jeff Jackson
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Jeanne Wigant
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Bre G
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Marlene King
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Felix Espinoza
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Kent Manuel
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