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Mesa Top Trail to Flowing Park Reservoir

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Grand Mesa National Forest

Mesa Top Trail to Flowing Park Reservoir is a 14.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Molina, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from July until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 14.6 mi Elevation gain 1,046 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Backpacking

Hiking

Nature trips

Running

Forest

Lake

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Reviews (19)
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Recordings (15)
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Erik Shellman
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Mountain biking
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Lauren Kilcommons
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Hiking

Excellent trail! We did out and back for 8 miles roundtrip. Restrooms at trailhead. I consider this trail easy-moderate - decently wide trail with light undulation and winding. The trail starts in a meadow, then continues past a small lake and through a wooded area and eventually along the the edge of a beautiful overlook just at the 3rd mile mark. We brought our dog and he did great. This trail is well marked and has beautiful wildflowers throughout. There was a decent amount of shade, about 50%. We arrived at 9am on a weekday and had the trail to ourselves heading out, but encountered a handful of hikers and mountain bikers on the way back. Overall, I would give this trail 10/10. Good for kids, dogs, mountain bikes, trail running. Bring bug spray! Lots of mosquitoes on the way out, lighter around noon on the way back.

Weston Nichols
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Hiking

Gorgeous hike, but AllTrails doesn't show the correct route to the lake. 7.25 miles in and I had to turn back.

Joe G
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Hiking

Miles of wildflower meadows were interspersed with alcoves of sweet smelling pines containing their own alpine flowers. With the multiplicity and variety of plants every color, shade and hue was represented. The portion along the rim had amazing views of the lakes below, dark green forests in the foreground and snow capped mountains in the distance. This was a relatively easy hike with a very gradual elevation change. Although others in the hike used mosquito spray I did not. Even stopping for many photos and lunch I was not bothered, although I did keep moving through the forested areas. This hike was a feast for the eyes to be savored and enjoyed.

Mark Smith
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Very nice easy hiking or biking. I only had time for first 3 miles. Mix of open meadows and forests lake & ponds.

Carrie Derco
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Horseback riding

I have ridden their single track a few times. It has great views but is rock and slow going.

Arianna Sherman
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Great trail.

Nicole Grider
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Hiking
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Beautiful, easy, (We hiked only 5 miles in from the trailhead), hike surrounded by trees, meadows, small ponds, and silence.

Kathryn Chinn
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Mountain biking
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Shari Remmenga
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Hiking
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Kimberley Hallsted
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Hiking
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Joe Lucero
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Hiking
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Lauren Hefferon
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Snowshoeing
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Lisa T.
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Hiking
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Leanne Riker
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Leslie Joanis
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Shayes White
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Hiking
Teresa Fischer
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Hiking
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Teresa Fischer
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Hiking
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