Meadow Loop and Ridge Trail

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Meadow Loop and Ridge Trail is a 4.6 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, trail 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: 4.6 miles Elevation Gain: 521 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

partially paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

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icy
muddy
snow
14 days ago

easy trail its getting a little slick I think I’m gonna pick myself up some hiking poles. Otherwise great trail not boring at all

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rocky
1 month ago

Beautiful views and super easy. Lots of off leash dogs, though. Made things hard for ours.

hiking
1 month ago

has some snow beginning is a up hill

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no shade
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Came to Colorado this weekend for a wedding and decided to get a quick hike in. Great trail, wish I had time to do more!

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2 months ago

awesome views and good length for an AM hike

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful and breezy trail. Totally worth it for a short afternoon stroll!

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2 months ago

Lovely hike along the Ridge Trail! Took our pup and had a beautiful hike. Trail was great, some loose rocks but not too bad. Overlooks were phenomenal.

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2 months ago

We had the senior doggy cart with us, so we passed on the trail section of the loop. We walked to the end of the paved path and back. It was a nice view of the dam. Just an FYI, lots of dogs off their leashes so keep an eye out.

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3 months ago

Great views of the Dillons Reservoir with several lookout points. The meadow field was full of sage and smelled wonderful. A perfect little acclimatization hike.

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no shade
3 months ago

Nice trail and well marked but not much shade.

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3 months ago

Pretty solid afternoon hike, gorgeous views & enough shade to stay cool. Definitely recommend when visiting Dillon!

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3 months ago

Fun, easy trail we took some out of town friends on while staying in Dillon. Great Lake and Mountain views, and some really solid wildflower patches/meadows.

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3 months ago

Easy trail with few impediments and lots of overlooks. Went on this route with my brother and dad, we all loved the views. The only complaint I have is that at the start of the trail, you can clearly hear cars and traffic on the road below but once you get to the top it all fades away into stunning views!

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3 months ago

This was an absolutely perfect trail for our family. Our boys (14 & 10) loved the views. The ridge trail was challenging enough for our “Mississippi lungs”. What a fun outing.

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4 months ago

Great hike with family. Views were really nice.

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bugs
4 months ago

Great first hike during our time here in Breckenridge this week. My wife and I hiked this with our three kids (13-9) and all did fine. It was a little warm on the meadow loop and we definitely preferred the ridge loop with some shade as we acclimate to the altitude. Nice easy hike for all levels and we saw plenty of dogs on the trail.

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4 months ago

Easy hike, great wildflowers, nice marked overlooks of the lake. Downside is too much exposure not much shade.

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4 months ago

Beautiful views of Lake Dillon. We did with some family that were in town with their dogs and kid. Not too strenuous and some shaded tree-lined areas. Would recommend as a family-friendly home.

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4 months ago

A great easy hike for our first full day in Colorado! Beautiful views!

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4 months ago

Nice walk, pretty easy! Some good views

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5 months ago

Enjoyable, lightly challenging hike for my family (me, husband with 3-year-old in backpack and 11-year-old, from Kansas City). Varied terrain - timber, meadows, lake, clearly marked trails, ups and downs. Some very picturesque views.

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5 months ago

Nice, well-groomed trail, great for acclimation but not really a hike per se. a bit urban with the cities in view and the sound of the highway nearby. Still, the mountains are stunning and the ridge path is beautiful.

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5 months ago

At the trailhead, there is a large paved parking lot. There are different options for this trail. We hiked it counter-clockwise since most people heading out were going clockwise. We had to walk on a bike path for 1/4 mile to get to the start of the trail when going this direction. We walked down to the shore of Lake Dillon and followed the direction of the trail since the water was so low. Trail was dry. Quite a few people on the trail.

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5 months ago

Beautiful! But wouldn’t really consider a hike. I think it’s better for dog walking or bringing family/friends who aren’t used to the altitude but want to see some good views. There’s a very small part at the beginning that’s uphill but the rest is flat.

hiking
5 months ago

This hike is beautiful. We ended up not doing the exact route shown here, and instead just started up meadow trail until it connects with ridge trail. But with walking up to each of the 4 or 5 overlooks, it ended up being about 3.5 miles. Very easy, trail was in good condition. The views were spectacular and not too crowded for a Saturday in June. Will definitely come do this one again.

hiking
5 months ago

Real nice trail, tool dog and was nice because there was no snow or mud on the trail for him to get into

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