Leon Peak Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Leon Peak Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cedaredge, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,250 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

hiking
2 days ago

It's easy to get lost on the way to the peak, there's not much of a trail. It took us three tries to summit. Lots of brutal slogging over talus, a good bit of scrambling. The view from the top is worth the effort, though.

hiking
1 month ago

The “directions” from AllTrails is terrible and does not take you to the trail head of this hike. Drive yourself to the ‘Weir and Johnson campground’ for parking. I followed the instructions in the comments below “follow 717” and did not end up anywhere near the peak. Actually according to my Garmin I went the exact opposite direction by following 717. Gorgeous area though!

hiking
Thursday, March 10, 2016

I freaking love this hike!!! The whole thing is cross country with little actual trail, but you pretty much just head north and every now and a then you will see the fire tower at the top and be able to adjust your course.

Wooded towards the start, lots of Boulder piles towards the end.

hiking
Wednesday, October 29, 2014