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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.

Length 3.5 mi Elevation gain 564 ft Route type Out & Back

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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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Becca in Denver
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Hiking

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.

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.

Nancy Wagoner
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Hiking

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.

Jackie Koetteritz
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Hiking

Cool woods trail. Super easy and connects four mile campground to horseshoe campground. Went 6/15/20 - no snow, mostly in the woods. There is no lake, you cross a river in the beginning and that’s it for water features

Chris Golkiewicz
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Hiked 5/29/20. Easy hike to a unique ancient pine grove. If you start at the fourmile campground it’s much quicker to the grove. The top is quite rocky with lots of loose rock. Didn’t see another person on the trail. Only 2 small snowfields to cross left.

Janice Strayve
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Hiking

We really enjoyed the hike, though with the snow we did get off trail a few times. Some places have great trail blaze markings, and then they just disappear for a while. Otherwise I would have given it five stars

Daniel Herman
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Beautiful hike. Spectacular 1000 year old lumber pines. We went May 9th and ran into more snow than we cared for. Suggest going after early/mid June.

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Denisa McCombs
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Kelly Kuwitzky
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Shelley Broussard Flood
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Hiking

My first hike and it was absolutely beautiful! The aspens were so gold and majestic. You got a little of everything in this hike.

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Rileigh Boline
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Miah Ulysse
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Sarah Schertz
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Hiking

Great trail, partially wooded partially rocky. Our 5 and 6 year olds handled it easily. Ancient trees were cool. Easy to find and more or less well marked, maintained.

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J Milton
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This is unique in that it has a remote feel, but connects two popular campgrounds. The actual Limber Grove is spectacular. If you're feeling adventurous, head up Fourmile to the Leavick mining site.

Michael Martin
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Rr Rowlan
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HikingRocky

It was an amazing trail; kid friendly and pretty neat. I would definitely do it again. It was a beautiful view all along the trail. To get there you need to go thru the woods and it’s easy to get lost but then when you get to the top it was definitely worth it.

Jen Strick
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Hiking

Lots of shade to start, then opens up into an awesome rocky landscape next to a limber tree grove. Took our three dogs and had a great time!

Erin Weaver
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Hiking

One of the most amazing trails I've ever been on. We brought our 5 kids with us and they enjoyed it too! Lots of moderate forest climbing and opens on top of mountain to the grove and rocks. Incredible views and pictures. Kids loved the rocks and boulders to climb on. Starts with walking on wide boards across a stream. Really fun trail!

Alexandra Drum
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Hiking

super easy trail that anyone could do!

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Christina Sutton
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Hiking

Beautiful trail, forest first and then you get to climb rocks and see amazing 1000-year old trees. A lot of fun!

Jason Muckley
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Aki Onozuka
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Hiking

Short but so much fun. My kids said this was one of the best trails so far. 2000 yr old trees and those huge rocks were amazing!

Morgan Shaver
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Fun trail, snow was deep at some points but still manageable to hike through with simple hiking shoes.

Zachary Carlton
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Hiking

Our family has hiked this trail since I was a newborn! Beautiful!

Al Neill
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Great hike

Caitlin Ferrell
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10/22 the trail is completely covered in snow, so wear appropriate footwear. It was well-trodden but slippery in parts. You get to the tree grove quickly and it’s a beautiful view.

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