Lookout Mountain Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Lookout Mountain Trail is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2890 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Heavy forested hike with rewarding 360 degree view of Larimer County at finish. This lightly used trail provides a great workout with fairly steady uphill hike that provides brief views of the area along the trail. Except for these brief views the trail provides a otherwise pleasant but not greatly interesting hike. The real reward for this hike comes in the last few hundred feet of the the hike, when your socks are blown off your feet. The views from the top of Lookout mountain itself are probably just about the best in Larimer county. Make sure you take a camera along because if you do this hike on a clear day there is no way to take in all the views in a short time. Binoculars would also be a great idea so you can can get closer to some of the views. Estes Park, Longs Peak, Mummy Range, Fort Collins, Greyrock Mountain are just some of the views you can see easily.

3 days ago

it was a fun hike. We saw some beautiful colored mushrooms & birds. Would definitely do again. Didn't make to top started raining & thundering.

1 month ago

Great trail. We didn't see anyone beside a group camping at one of the road crossings. It does get a little tricky to keep the trail towards the top, right after you pass the "lookout mountain summit 1/2 mile" sign. There are lots of trees down blocking the trail. It's there though, and the view is worth it! Pack lots of water, especially for your dog, because once you leave the stream at 1.5 miles in there is no additional water for refills.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
Sunday, August 10, 2014

great hike with rewarding views of longs peak. this is a long hike, 16.2 miles round trip. no one had singed the summit registry in over a month. we saw zero people. the only problem was keeping the trail. it gets hard to follow close to the summit.

hiking
Sunday, August 03, 2014