Mount Lamborn Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
#32 of 83 trails in

Mount Lamborn Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crawford, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.6 miles
3,999 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


nature trips



19 days ago

I drove my very-not-high-clearance electric car and had to hike the first 3.5 miles to the trailhead, but I was looking for a nice long hike so I didn't mind. The road part is hot, dry and exposed to the sun. A hat and some good sunblock is a must. The beginning of the trail is pretty steep, but once you get about a half mile in, it's nice high alpine hiking. I didn't make it all the way to the top, as I had to turn around to pick the kids up at school. I'll be back soon, though, as the actual hike was gorgeous, secluded and I wanted to keep going! A few wild pheasants were scrambling along side me on the way down and making a bunch of noise in the scrub oak .

2 months ago

We were not able to complete the whole hike. Here are a few pointers about this trails. Coordinates put you at the entrance of a state wildlife area with a sign stating "dogs prohibited". Mt Lamborn itself is on national forest land which does allow dogs... but its confusing and not really sure what the right answer is here. You can park where the coordinates land you but I am not sure how the trail is there. We continued to drive on and followed a road sign saying "Mt Lamborn 3 miles". The road is AWFUL. Definitely a jeep road. Our Subaru Forester managed alright for a while but we eventually pulled off for the sake of our tires/shocks/etc. We hiked from there so probably about 1.5 miles. That puts you at the trailhead - from there the summit is still about 5 miles. The road was of course exposed, dry, and hot so just come prepared! From the trailhead onward, it was certainly steep at times but in and out of the woods so pleasant coverage. Wished we could have made it to the top for the views but the driving slowed us down and we ran out of time. Still some nice vistas from the trailhead!

10 months ago

This is a really nice trail, it's out of the way so there's not much traffic.

Some parts are fairly steep and parts were somewhat grown over in late summer, there was running water in September still, good for a pet or if you need to refill with a filter.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Am planning on doing this in June 2016!!! Paonia is such a wonderful area of Colorado!!!!!

3 months ago

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Thursday, October 06, 2016