Legault Mountain via Sunny Aspen, Old Ski Run and Lodge Pole Loop

moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(703)
Meyer Ranch Park

Legault Mountain via Sunny Aspen, Old Ski Run and Lodge Pole Loop is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Conifer, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length5.2 miElevation gain1,233 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestViewswild-flowersWildlifeBugsScrambleSnow
Description
Waypoints (0)
Facilities
Contact
Getting There

Legault Mountain is a minor peak about 25 miles southwest of Denver. 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.

Good Parking Lot and Restrooms

Phone: 303-271-5925 Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Address: 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 100 Golden, Colorado 80401

US-285 southwest from Denver. Take US-285 to the third of three Turkey Creek Canyon exits about a mile before reaching the town of Aspen Park. You will exit US-285 to the right and loop underneath the highway. After going under US-285 take an immediate right and then an immediate left into the parking lot. Alternatively, from Wadsworth take W Deer Creek Canyon Rd until it T's into S Turkey Creek Canyon Rd. Take a left on S Turkey Creek Canyon Rd and follow it until it intersects with US-285.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (706)
Photos (999)
Recordings (645)
Completed (2,123)
View user's profile page
Zachary Chaffee
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 27, 2021
Hiking
View Zachary's Recording
View user's profile page
LInda Ozawa
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 26, 2021
HikingGreat!

Nice forested hike with a gentle incline and switchbacks in powdery snow. Beautiful day for a hike! Passed a few snowshoers on trail. Wore my yak trax. Very windy in parking lot and open trail at beginning but very nice conditions once in the woods.

View user's profile page
Sean Murphy
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 23, 2021
HikingIcyMuddySnow

Ive hiked this three or four times before but this is the first time it had snow. I liked it, it’s not too icy and I ever felt like I was going to fall but you definitely need boots this time of year because it is also slushy in parts

View Sean's Recording
View user's profile page
Elly Beyer
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 23, 2021
Hiking
View Elly's Recording
View user's profile page
Gina Ryan
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 22, 2021
Hiking
View Gina's Recording
View user's profile page
Kayla Christine
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 21, 2021
Hiking
View Kayla's Recording
View user's profile page
Derek Smith
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 21, 2021
Hiking
View Derek's Recording
View user's profile page
Brad Soffer
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 20, 2021
Hiking
View Brad's Recording
View user's profile page
Joan Prinaris
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 10, 2021
HikingIcy

Hiked 2/9/21, one of my favorite, peaceful trails. Still a lot of ice left so traction is very helpful.

View user's profile page
A D
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 8, 2021
Hiking

Lots of snow pack the majority of the trail but it was great. Beautiful aspens and pine trees. Most of the trail is covered in the woods so you’re blocked from the wind except when you’re at the peak and it is extremely windy. This trail would be great in summer because of the shade and great in the fall because of the aspens. Will definitely do this again.

View A's Recording
View user's profile page
Allie Crouse
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 7, 2021
HikingIcy

Awesome hike! Summit views are beautiful. Def bring spikes if you have them for the icy patches! If not, you’ll be okay. Took us about 1.5 hours to get to the top.

View user's profile page
David Hancock
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 6, 2021
Hiking

fun trail with well rebooted packed ice, tough moderate to the summit

View David's Recording
View user's profile page
David B
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 3, 2021
Hiking
View David's Recording
View user's profile page
Lori Sanchez
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 2, 2021
Hiking
View Lori's Recording
View user's profile page
Sydney Smith
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 1, 2021
HikingGreat!Snow

Packed snow the whole way, most (including myself) didn’t need spikes... and my boots are typically slip-city. Not too crowded, especially going up to the peak. The views were spectacular, I didn’t anticipate 360 awesomeness because the trail was mostly in the trees with dappled sun. It was nice though to be shielded from the wind. The only spot I slipped was at the very end where it was patchy ice.

View user's profile page
Trevor Baltz
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 31, 2021
Hiking
View Trevor's Recording
View user's profile page
Emily Zaideman
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 30, 2021
HikingGreat!Icy

Hiked on 1/30. Lots of snow pack and was glad to have my spikes for the steep parts. Beautiful trail!

View user's profile page
Alice Kustusch
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 25, 2021
HikingIcy

Used spikes. Was about half ice/snow pack. Lot was almost full when we got there at 11 but the trails weren’t that busy. We missed the turn off to go up to the peak. I don’t think it’s marked.

View user's profile page
Megan Flanagan
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 24, 2021
HikingGreat!Icy

Gorgeous trail. Saw a few MTBs but all in all a very quiet Sunday morning. Got to the lot at 9am on a Sunday and there were still half of the lot open. Got back down around 1130/12 and it was full but not completely. Packed down, used my spikes the entire time, poles were nice at the last bit of the trek up but didn’t need them most of the way.

View Megan's Recording
View user's profile page
Sarah Cayce
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 23, 2021
Hiking
View Sarah's Recording
View user's profile page
Anne Davies
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 22, 2021
Hiking

Not crowded, some ice pack.

View Anne's Recording
View user's profile page
Kelly Moss
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 16, 2021
HikingIcyMuddySnow

The trail was icy in many areas. Spikes were definitely helpful. It wasn’t too busy for a Saturday morning. We started at 9:15. I think it feels less busy because of the loops built into the trail. This trail is dog friendly and easy enough for kids. We have a reactive dog, and there was plenty of room to step off the trail to keep her calm.

View user's profile page
Stephen Fagan
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 16, 2021
Hiking
View Stephen's Recording
Showing results 1 - 23 of 706