Keystone Gorge Loop Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews

Keystone Gorge Loop Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 508 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
rocky
12 days ago

Trail head starts off of galloping goose, which is sort of a utility line trail. The Keystone essentially travels along the gorge/river on both sides (2 bridges to cross). Most of the trail is primitive. Views are mostly of the rushing water and tree cover. It’s not heavily travelled and is quite steep and rocky is some places. There are a couple nice views at the higher elevations. All in all, an okay, shorter trail.

hiking
21 days ago

I think this trail is also called Galloping Goose. I went downstream, which was pretty with the aspens — and then came back upstream in the boulders and pines. Didn’t see any animals, but evidence of elk or deer. Truth: I was thinking it would be a nice little easy thing .. I had to stop quite a few times and catch my breath coming back. The cool breeze off the rapids and shade helped. You are by the creek almost the entire time. Sun and shade is about 30/70. Loved it ! And really good if you are looking for an hour plus workout, outside.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice hike. Deer and beautiful river with heavy flow. Crossing the bridges was my favorite part.

hiking
1 month ago

The rapids were fantastic due to the snowmelt. Perfect to take our kids (5,10,12) on

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful hike with incredible views of the river. Water was high and rushing because of all the snow runoff. North section of the trail has some relatively steep sections with loose rock. Made it slow and tricky for 7 and 8 year old kids.

1 month ago

beautiful hike. one whole side of the loop runs riverside, and the other thru beautiful Aspen groves. lots of access to the water. signs list the trail as 3 miles round trip.

walking
10 months ago

Beautiful views of the San Miguel River throughout the hike. I’d guess kiddos, especially boys between 8-14, would enjoy climbing the rocks and boulders along and across the river. Trail doesn’t allow dogs, so recommends for folks with allergies.

hiking
2 hours ago

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

Featured Trails