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Montville Nature Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mosca, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.5 mi Elevation gain 88 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

River

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Getting There

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

Directions from Visitor Center: About 1/4 mile past the entrance to the Visitor Center, on the right hand side, is the entrance to the Montville Parking Area. If you get to the entrance for the Dune Parking Area, you have gone too far. The trail takes off on the east side of the parking lot.

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Anne Rowland
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HikingNo shade

Hot! Not a ton of shade

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Caroline Parker
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Hiking

Very short and quiet hike - used it to help get me acclimated. Not crowded at all.

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Amanda Kolega
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Walking

Took about 20 mins. on the short loop. Very cute and shady!

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Richard Wyman
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HikingRocky

Covered Monteville Nature trail and part of the Mosco Pass Trail. It was very windy and cool. Views of the sand dunes were spectacular.

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AllTrails User
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Hiking

Really nice trail, we combined with the Wellington Ditch Trail..

Pancham Parikh
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HikingNo shade

Simple walk to nice views of the dunes. Not a must do around here but can do if you have time.

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linda ek
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HikingSnow

Combined the wellington ditch trail and the Montview nature trail. Beautiful views, it was clear that no one had been here over the past hours. Snowy patches, nothing to be worried about.

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Abigail Shupe
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HikingMuddySnow

Great trail. Would love to come back when I had more time.

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Autumn Wind
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Hiking

A small hike to see the plants near the Great Sands.

Irie Vibes
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Hiking
Kiersten Einsweiler
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Dogs ARE allowed on this trail!! A great hike for kids - short, with points of interest marked along the way. Be sure to stop at the trailhead to check out the book that identifies each of the numbered markers. Parts of the trail are lined with aspens, which will be gorgeous in the fall.

Scott Densmore
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Hiking

A short and easy loop mostly through the pretty hillside trees. There are a few nice views of the ridges above on the way up and out, as well as the dune field in the distance on the way back down. Definitely combine this with the Wellington Ditch Trail if possible for even better views of the amazing surrounding area.

Terry Terry McDonald
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Hiking

Easy but interesting. Good for the end of a long day.

The Blue Bomber
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Hiking

Pretty trail in Great Sand Dunes National Park. Amazing views of the dunes from the top lookout spot. Combine this loop trail with Mosca Pass Trail to make more of a journey!

Melissa M
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Hiking

This is a short, easy trail in the woods that connects to the Wellington Ditch and Mosca Pass trails. Lots of flowers in this damp late July. Shade on this trail is a good break from the heat of the dunes.

Jessica P.
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Hiking

Easy, probably perfect for families with young children. We walked it to get to Mosca pass, then took the other half to get back to the campsite. Nice change of scenery from the dunes.

Relda Willey
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Hiking
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Tie Kan
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Hiking
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Mark Meyer
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Hiking
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Richard Brown
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Road biking
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Carrie Howarth
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Hiking
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Rory Gallegos
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Hiking
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Amanda Burrows
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Hiking
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Melody Olson
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Hiking
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Hunter Elder
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Hiking
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Blake Schmidt
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Hiking
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Rick L
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Walking
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Katie Grasham
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Tracy Barsalou
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