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Meadow Loop and Ridge Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily 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, running, and bird watching and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 482 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

partially paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
rocky
1 day ago

Great trail. Steep at first. Some nice stop offs by streams. Worth the hike to the top to see the lakes and relax for a bit before the hike back down.

hiking
3 days ago

I’m a novice. Got here at 6:50am. Soon as I entered the clearing, I saw a huge mule deer. I backtracked and went back into the clearing and wooded area on the backside because all the trail did was go on the road by the lake. Really nice and easy though.

Perfect short trail with beautiful views. Plenty of flat easy trail parts with the occasional short inclines to make it feel like you are still getting a little workout in!

hiking
4 days ago

really average easy trail. the way alltrails takes you is kind of weird though

hiking
7 days ago

Parts of this trail are a 4 and some are a 3. Still a good hike overall.

hiking
9 days ago

While in keystone. Steepish beginning of hike but the rest isn’t steep. Hit the overlooks, stunning! Half shade half sun. Parts of the hike are marked with distance. Can do one to five miles.

hiking
great!
10 days ago

A relatively easy hike after the switchbacks on the first part. The views are great, and the trail is well maintained. Very enjoyable, and very popular. I like to go very early to beat the crowd.

walking
no shade
15 days ago

Beautiful and easy! Great for the dogs and/or kids. No shade so bring a hat and water in the summer

This is the first trail our family hiked while visiting Colorado and we really enjoyed it. Kids age 9-16, we hiked a 3.5 mile loop. We arrived around 9:30 and easily found a space to park!

Gorgeous but end on a very busy bike trail

recorded Recording - Jun 14, 3:11 PM

hiking
22 days ago

Real nice trail to take a stroll on. The elevation gain is easy and the trail flattens out. The trail itself is in really good shape and would be nice to use for trail running for a more intense workout. Awesome views of the reservoir and mountains. You most likely won’t have this trail to yourself on weekends or the middle of the day.

hiking
24 days ago

This was a nice hike with great views of Lake Dillon! We had our dogs and everyone we encountered with or without dogs was very respectful and friendly on the trail. Only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is because we walked along a road on the way back that you share with bikers. Not a huge deal tho! Also not too busy on a late Friday morning!

Great trail, spilt off and took the Ridge Line for some great views. Lots of wild flowers and not much congestion at 2PM !

28 days ago

Easy enjoyable trail with great views of Dillon Reservoir and the mountains beyond. the flowers this time of year are beautiful! The trail would be great for trail running as well.

hiking
30 days ago

Great hike to get acclimated!

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike, beautiful views, not too many people out on a Sunday morning around 11am.

Dry, fun, easy trail. 6/3/2020

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views, easy hike!

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Easy hike but on a dirt road a lot of the way or open meadow so completely exposed. Was fine but wouldn’t repeat

hiking
1 month ago

Went on May 28, 2020. Lovely relatively easy hike with great views and lovely pine scents! Great hike to bring visitors who aren’t up for moderate and hard CO hikes!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike for our dog! There's areas you can go down to the lake and get in which he loved.

Easy hike with great views

Good for kids and beginners. Decent views at overlooks.

bird watching
1 month ago

Easy hike and the view is amazing! It also great for bird watching. We saw blue birds, humming birds, and a lot of Chickadees.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice and dry great for kids

Finally nice and dry. One stretch had a bit of mud near the end of the peninsula on the ridge trail line, but overall really great easy hike with lots of views!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

A fine trail. Semi muddy. Pretty easy with only a few climbs. Not sure we followed the map correctly as we did a loop and ended at 3.3 miles or so. Our cat Stevie really enjoyed it and walked a little over a mile of it!

hiking
1 month ago

Not much mud. Some great overlooks!!

Pleasant

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