Horseshoe Trail [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Horseshoe Trail [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Woodland Park, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Length4.9 miElevation gain1,578 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeClosedPrivate property
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This trail is currently closed due to a land ownership dispute. This trail starts on the ridgetop on the Mt.Dewey Trail and continues to climb (steep and steady) along the top of the ridge circling the Northeast, North, and Northwest rim around Green Mountain Falls, CO. Parking is typically downtown and adds to the exertion level as the streets leading to the trailhead are gravel and as steep as the trail itself. It is lightly traveled and in many places, follows a deep wash that can be challenging to navigate. As it climbs near the top of the ridge, it will go alongside an old barbed wire fence. On the Northwest side, it will open into a ridge top meadow with some Aspen Trees. From here, you can see part of Colorado Springs, Green Mountain Falls, Woodland Park, and Pikes Peak. On the meadow, remnants of an old structure lie trailside. It then returns to Aspen grove and turns sharply down the mountain where it intersects the Catamount Reservoir Trail just above the Garden of Eden. The intersection can be VERY difficult to spot from the Catamount Trail. A cairn is placed but the Horseshoe trail gets less use and is not readily visible through the lush grass until it starts upslope about 20 yards off trail to the Northwest.

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Coco ❤️
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Finished this trail while I completed Horseshoe Trail, Catamount Falls Trail and North Catamount Reservoir. Plenty of parking at 9am. First 0.4 miles was by private property, and no shades. Bugs but no mosquitoes. Some trails were washed out and downloading the map is recommended to be on track. This trail was little sketchy after all, so many areas were washed out and hard to hike. I didn't run into anyone until I got to the summit. It was a boring trail, compared to Catamount Falls. 09/01/2019 #46

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Jonathan Suddarth
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This trail starts on the ridgetop on the Mt.Dewey Trail and continues to climb (steep and steady) along the top of the ridge circling the Northeast, North, and Northwest rim around Green Mountain Falls, CO. It is lightly traveled and in many places, follows a deep wash that can be challenging to navigate. As it climbs near the top of the ridge, it will go alongside an old barbed wire fence. On the Northwest side, it will open into a ridgetop meadow with some Aspen Trees. From here, you can see part of Colorado Springs, Green Mountain Falls, Woodland Park, and Pikes Peak. On the meadow, remnants of an old structure lie trailside. It then returns to Aspen grove and turns sharply down the mountain where it intersects the Catamount Reservoir Trail just above the Garden of Eden. The intersection can be VERY difficult to spot from the Catamount Trail. A cairn is placed but the Horseshoe trail gets less use and is not readily visible through the lush grass until it starts upslope about 20 yards off trail to the Northwest.

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Jonathan Suddarth
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Joan Loftis
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