Limber Grove Trail is a 3.5 mile out and back trail located near Fairplay, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.5 miElevation gain564 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingRunningViewswild-flowersWildlife
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Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

Directions from Fairplay: Fourmile Campground is located approximately 11 miles southwest of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. Visitors may reach this campground by taking State Highway 285 south from Fairplay for approximately 2 miles to County Road 18. Travel west on County Road 18 for approximately 2 miles to the Forest Boundary. At this point this road becomes Forest Developed Road 182. From here continue on 182 for approximately 7 miles and the campground will be on the right. The Limber Grove Trailheads are located within Horseshoe and Fourmile Campgrounds.

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Gabrielle Maloney
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HikingGreat!

Getting to the trail was not bad. The road is a little icy. Poles and traction would be helpful, not tons of snow yet though. Beautiful views and epic trees!

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Aidan Jamison-Frank
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Nov 28. Could only do the first part of the trail because snow became too deep and I didn’t have snowshoes. I turned around at Limber Grove which is a magical place.

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Jason Sharp
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Eric Botsford
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Hiking

Easy trail. Good for running with the kids

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Ursula Berry
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First trail I tried to conquer arriving in Colorado. Well marked and from what I did see, was beautiful.

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Cameron Harris
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Hiking

Very enjoyable trail. Not much in terms of grand views but a quiet, peaceful hike through beautiful pines. Lots of variety in terrain, well marked and dog friendly as well. Don’t let the six-mile drive on a (very) bumpy gravel road deter you.

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Jenn Voss
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Eric Rosenblum
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful Trail. What’s not to like? Sun and shade! Limber pine trees! Well marked! Varying terrain. Good practice for longer and higher hikes. Enjoy!

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Adam Carl
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WalkingGreat!RockyScramble

Trail is mostly easy except for the short rocky section which could be hard for not so sure footed people. The road to the trail is rough but doable with 2wd. Most of the trail was forested and flat. Started up trail 691 at Horseshoe Campground but truned around because we didn't know anything about the trail.

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Brian Metz
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Hiking

Very light traffic, beautiful lumber pines

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David H
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Loved the old grove of trees. The road getting there was not bad at all. The hike up was nice. You do have to go across some rock, but the trail is mostly crushed rock so not bad. Well worth it. Hiked the trail on the other side to the end. It is different (through a lot of trees

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Dontcallme Shirley
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Hiking

Very few views. The scene from the boulder field was beautiful. Other than that you’re in the trees the entire time. Also six miles of unpaved road to get up there.

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Kate K.L.
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Ancient trees. Rock trail and forest trail. Shades for a good part of it. Stream. Great hike with kids.

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Jessica Hargreaves
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WalkingGreat!

Definitely worth it! I loved how the route there was different than when walking around the Ancient Trees. The trees were amazing and we did a couple detours. We completed the full route from the beginning passing the trees and downhill to the camp ground to turn back to the way we came. We took our lunch break at an empty picnic table. In total it was about 2 hours for about 3.6 miles.

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Anne Bentley
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Jacob Beard
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HikingGreat!Rocky

This is a very cool hike. The ancient trees are amazing. Easy and short hike. Very rocky at the top.

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susie inverso
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Conquered Mt Sherman in the morning, took a nap in the hammock at 4 Mile Campground and hiked this trail in the afternoon. You first soak your mountain-weary feet in Four Mile Creek, then cross the cute bridge into the Enchanted Forest. You wonder where exactly this will take you, when you realize the path cuts out of the forest and into the rocky base of Sheep Mountain - what could be next? It's Limber Grove! You read the sign at the entrance and learn how ancient the trees are, how special this place is, and you cry. You've stumbled onto yet another secret world. As you explore, your Pagan spirit is renewed and you remember why you love Colorado so much. It's not the 14ers, it's the places like this. The quiet, sacred places that touch your soul.

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Jillene Lemke
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HikingGreat!

Great first impression! A little log path takes you across a stream in the midst of the beaver ponds. Steep first part of the trail, then picked our way across the shale and rock before entering the enchanted forest of limber pines! Trail through a forest takes you into Horseshoe Campground. We should have returned the same way we came as the return to the car from the campground was dusty with all the weekend traffic. Overall a great hike.

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Doug Lundin
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HikingGreat!

I agree with most comments. It’s a trail with everything. We especially enjoyed the Ancient Trees. Note the trailhead description says the trail is 1.5 miles but AllTrails wins with 3.5 miles.

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Emily McClure
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Beautiful and lots of fun! It's a little over 6 miles of unpaved road to get to the trailhead, which wasn't particular fun in my Elantra, but we made it and had a great time.

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Nicole Rothschild
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Hiking

Had everything — bubbling brook, rocky scramble, twisted painted trees. Beautiful and easy

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Chiara Torrini
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Very beautiful and not too long.

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Salem Sanders
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Saturday August 1st, pretty easy, minimal inclines. took me about 3 hours. personally I started at the trail head and came out at horseshoe campground. I turned it into a loop and walked the road back to my truck. initially I regretted that decision but I recommend it because you get to walk next to the river. there are several spots by the road where you can walk off and find some beaver dam waterfalls. it was was a little crowded, being Saturday but once on trail not bad at all.

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Becca in Denver
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Elaina warned about the road hike. We did that part, which is pretty slow, slog uphill in the full afternoon sun. If you want to make it a loop, I'd suggest starting at the Limber Grove trailhead and hiking down the road to start. You'll see the spur trail to your right which lets you walk with views of 4 Mile Creek. Neat trail. If you hike in Chacos like me, do know that there is a flat scree field you cross.

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Elaina B
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I loved this trail, great diversity of forest, creek, rocks, and unique trees. I found the trail fairly easy, saw kids and dogs on the trail. Easy to follow. The full loop requires some walking on the road unless you turn around and go back the way you came. This trail can be started from either horseshoe campground or fourmile campground.

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Nancy Wagoner
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Had difficulty getting there. Should have followed All Trails directions and not taken an alternate route offered by google maps. Also note it is 7 miles of a rocky gravel road to get back to the trail head. Trailhead is beautiful, by a river with wooden beams to cross. After that the trail goes up into the pine forest. About 20 minutes into the hike it looks like a landslide of rocks and a trail has been crudely made to navigate through the field of rocks. Beautiful view up there but could be difficult for some to navigate. Didn’t get much further than that and had to turn around as we went late in the day.

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