Middle Fork Cimarron River

MODERATE 4 reviews
#10 of 14 trails in

Middle Fork Cimarron River is a 9.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lake City, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,312 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

camping
1 month ago

Did an overnight trip here. Very beautiful and a few places to camp away from the trail just below treeline. The views from the overlook are just incredible!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Beautiful stunning views of the valley. Some of my favorite views around!!The first couple miles are fairly easy...lots of trees down right now though.
After you make it across the valley you begin a pretty steep but short climb to a gorgeous lookout with 360 views. We were stopped right before the switchbacks to the pass due to sketchy snow field crossings.
Totally worth the hike! Great backpack and good day hike too if you leave early!

4 months ago

11 months ago