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Meadow Mountain

MODERATE 116 reviews
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Meadow Mountain is a 9.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Minturn, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 9.4 miles Elevation Gain: 2,060 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful hike Gradual climb but easy hike Over 10miles rt. Elevation gain over 2000 ft views everywhere, just beautiful .great day 7-06-19. Creeks slow running so take water for dogs Lots of sun exposure. Line shack great spot for lunch Whiskey creek trail is also open.

hiking
22 days ago

We woke up early and started on the trail at 6am. Dry due to sunny couple of days. Great views and gradual incline which made it a nice morning walk. We did 1hr up and didn’t make it out and back...we had just wanted to do a 2hr round trip.

hiking
22 days ago

Great hike. Perfect gradual trail for different levels of hikers wearing tennis shoes.

hiking
22 days ago

Nice, relatively easy incline that switchbacks up and into the mountain. overlooks large swaths of meadow. Unfortunately, I hiked it about 1-2 weeks before the meadow was in full bloom, but still very pretty nonetheless. The views are nice so long as you're ok with the road and a building or 2 being in most of them.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Beautiful hike that is a gradual incline the whole way up. The majority of the start is fully exposed in the sun, but you enter some aspen forests as you continue climbing to the shack at the top. The views of the Gore range are beautiful. We experienced multiple seasons with a thunder storm up top, a little bit of hail, then some summer warmth. Muddy but no snow! We connected the Meadow Mountain trail to Whiskey Creek (just opened 6/20) that ended up at the old Battle Mountain School in eagle vail. Total with connection was 9.02 miles. If you have a dog, there are runoff streams almost the entire way for water.

hiking
1 month ago

Had a great time but the rain and kids limits prevented us from completing the hike. It was pretty wet but doable with good hiking shoes.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this on 6/14. We literally experienced all four seasons on this hike! Nice, wide trail allowing side by side hiking. Steady incline the entire way with beautiful meadows as you enjoy the breathtaking views all around you. There were some muddy patches at the top but easy to avoid. Some snow at the top as well. An adorable little shelter that is well maintained greets you at the top. As we descended, a storm blew over us and it was hailing! A wonderful day as our family clocked in at 10.1 miles from the parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

We took this on 6/8. Beautiful trail. Only small patches of snow. We could easily reach the shelter. Views are so worth it!!! There are a few short cuts. I think we did it in about 8 miles. Views almost all the way up and back are amazing!!!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

snowshoeing
snow
2 months ago

Didn’t think it’d be anything special but luckily we had our snowshoes and made it to the little hut at the top. The views were stunning. Wide open expanse was something I haven’t seen before. You do need show shoes about 2.5 miles in as of 5/12/19

hiking
muddy
snow
2 months ago

there is quite a bit of snow still. Snow starts at around halfway up the climb. postholed up to the knee in a couple spots. Great views up top. and a couple of options long the way to extend your walk.

hiking
snow
4 months ago

Lots of snow up there still. We did the whole thing in snow shoes, part of it we needed them for and part of them we could’ve gotten away with Yaktrax or something similar. Right now you more or less follow snowmobile trails up along the route, but sometimes the snowmobile paths veer off the trail route so keep an eye on your map if you care to follow the trail more closely. Certain areas, especially in the beginning, have been so skied and snowmobiled out that it’s hard to tell where the trail goes. But overall a great hike — challenging but not too strenuous. And the little hut at the top makes for a great place to rest before trekking back down.

hiking
snow
5 months ago

Great snow hiking trail. Beautiful on a sunny day!

snowshoeing
6 months ago

Great snowshoeing. Line creek trail is meadow mountain trail. Did 8 miles out and back.

hiking
10 months ago

Pretty trail. Nice views. Wide open spaces. Lots of sun exposure. Not heavily trafficked today considering the holiday weekend.

11 months ago

Not your typical Colorado hike. Pretty meadows and much gentler incline than most. Lots of fresh bear poop all the way up, so be aware, especially if hiking alone. Gorgeous views.

hiking
Monday, July 09, 2018

Nice hike, great climb beautiful wildflowers and views.

hiking
Sunday, June 24, 2018

The parking lot and the initial climb up from the valley do not give a great impression at the start. However it soon opens up with great views. As per previous comments there is not much cover so probably best to start out early morning on a hot day. It was delightful at the top and we enjoyed the panoramic view.

hiking
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

I’d give this trail 5 stars, but my main complaint is the lack of shade. It’s a very gradual incline, which is great, but it’s practically open the whole time. It does connect to other trails though, so we actually took Grouse Creek trail on the way down, which added 2 miles, but was worth it to have shade and water for my pups. The whole hike was beautiful, just remember sunscreen, and lots of water-especially if you have dogs.

hiking
Friday, April 06, 2018

Beautiful views the entire way up. Pretty snowy starting about 1.5 miles in - got by with YakTracks but could have used snowshoes in parts.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Rain, sunshine and a rainbow! Hiked to cabin from trailhead. Stunning views and the trees are in their glory. The colors are brilliant!

hiking
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pretty beautiful trail, smooth and gorgeous aspens this time of year.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

great views and terrain easy to moderate hike

hiking
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Really good hike for beginners! Good exercise for your butt.... I will do it again! Since most of the trail it's wide and open bring and use sunscreen lotion

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Awesome, moderate trail. Great for dogs.

hiking
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Nice hike. When I did it the trail was more like a stream until halfway up when it became solid snow. Snowshoes still weren't necessary since the snow was pretty well packed. Some nice views

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Good moderate climb. Very slushy toward end (April 14th). Some nice views.

backpacking
Monday, February 06, 2017

Loved the line cabin at the top of this trail!

hiking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Easy to get to off I70, steep climb, great vistas.

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