Meadow Loop and Ridge Trail

EASY 52 reviews

Meadow Loop and Ridge Trail is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dillon, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
587 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

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2 days ago

I really liked this Trail as a resident of Summit County. This is a great Trail to bring a friend who's visiting town and likes to hike.
Take the first right turn after passing the lake to the right. You will be driving Hwy 6 south alongside Lake Dillon Reservoir to the right. Begins at the bike path so beware of bicyclists. Leads to a dirt road to the left and leaves the bike path which curves to the right. Lots of people walking this relatively flat stretch to the water treatment facility and then head back to the parking lot. I walked to the water treatment facility and let my dog play in the water. Then heading back we found the trailhead for and followed along and every .5 'mile there was a little path leading off the main path to various outlooks. This trail has numerous viewpoints and one has a few benches to sit on a view in an inlet on the Reservoir. Eventually the trail opens up to a big meadow where you can either go north and meet the main trail we took to the water treatment facility, or go southeast and about 1.5 miles further until you come out on the west side of the parking lot.

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19 days ago

Great hike for beginners and families. my husband and I did this with our 4 year old son and I am 7 months pregnant. Great views of the lake along the top of the ridge trail. Took lots of pictures of the beautiful scenery. Overlook areas were great! Just far enough away from the highway to make it feel secluded and serene! Highly recommend!

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26 days ago

trail was excellent. well groomed and the elevation gain is great. only complains are Ridge trail was hard to spot and the couple dog poo bags along the trail. people always get mad when trails don't allow dogs, this is that reason why. be a responsible owner please. enjoy!

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29 days ago

Great walk/hike for those acclimating, pregnant or with little ones.

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