Legault Mountain Trail

MODERATE 71 reviews
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Legault Mountain Trail is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Conifer, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
905 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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mountain biking

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Legault Mountain is a minor peak about 25 miles southwest of Denver. The short hike to the summit involves merely 1200 feet of elevation gain over a horizontal distance of around 3.5 miles. Much of the access to the peak is over a network of maintained trails in Meyer Ranch Park. The final 1/4 mile to the summit involves cross-country bushwhacking and optional, mild scrambling. While the approach is thickly forested, the foliage clears around the summit area, revealing nice views to the south and east, up the Turkey Creek drainage, and also to the west. Steep Berrian Mountain (9147') is a prominent landmark to the northwest.

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20 days ago

Love this trail this time of year. The aspens are fabulous!!

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1 month ago

I enjoyed the hike, there are a lot of Aspen trees that will be beautiful when the leaves change this fall. I never found a trail named Legault Mountain so it was confusing to figure out. I knew I needed to pick whichever trail goes up, but didn't know it was called Old Ski Run Trail. It took about 2 hours round trip and was a great workout.

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1 month ago

Excellent hike close to Denver! I'm looking forward to coming back when the aspens are changing. Trails were well marked and there is a (clean!) outhouse bathroom. Inclines can be challenging but very manageable. Not really any great outlooks, however, I'll take the beautiful rocks and aspens and pines over one or two outlooks any day.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Nice after-work hike. If you're looking for nice landscape views of the mountains this might not be the hike for you, almost completely surrounded by trees the entire time. I really recommend taking a left when you get to the last .5 mile loop at the end of the hike. On the left side you will see a tiny off trail path up to some rocks (hard to miss). Climb the rocks and you will get the best view of the whole park.

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3 months ago

Nice hike well cut path we took a bunch of pictures and finished in about 3 hrs. Shady

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