Liberty Cap Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews

Liberty Cap Trail is a 13.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Redlands, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
13.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2132 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

From the Wildwood Trailhead on the East side of Colorado National Monument climb the mesa via switchbacks that climb the wall quickly. Beautiful trail offering an impressive vista of Colorado National Monument and Independence Rock in particular. Visitors can use the Wildwood Trailhead on the East side of the park that then connects with Liberty Cap Trail. This access point requires some steep inclines, but once you've made it to the top of the mesa you're rewarded with beautiful views.

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2 days ago

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28 days ago

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28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

First half is quite the workout. Views at the top is well worth it.

1 month ago

I've done this hike a billion times and I still come back. It's moderately challenging for myself, but once you reach the half point sign, it's easy. Love it at the top!

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

I love this trail, it's the hike I've done the most for sure. It's challenging, but the views at the top are great. it can be pretty crowded at time though cause it's a popular trail. But super fun!

2 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

Beautiful views!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful Mesa trail. Big climb to the top.

trail running
7 months ago

10 months ago

the hiking it self is perfect! the trail heads are a little anticlimactic lol great day long hike

11 months ago

Saturday, August 13, 2016

B

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

This trail is hard, from the wildwood trail head up to liberty cap. But once you get to the top the views are awesome. I had done it once before just to liberty cap then back down, so this time I kept going to the upper liberty cap trail head. I didn't make it all the way, I was moving slow, trying to get some good pictures, so I turned around after a few hours to get back down before the storm clouds got anymore menacing. After liberty cap there is just one more short steep part, then its pretty flat. You get to see some glimpses of the Monument canyons from the trail, but they are pretty far in the distance. Overall, this trail is fun, and I plan on going back soon!

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Many wildflower so pretty! Monarch butterfly's, lizards. Not many people, so a beautiful meditative hike!

geocaching
Saturday, May 14, 2016