Nice Kitty and Shinglemill Trail Loop

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Nice Kitty and Shinglemill Trail Loop is a 12.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Buffalo Creek, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,505 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

forest

views

wildlife

hiking
28 days ago

Did the entire loop yesterday. Has a great mix of everything, even the burn areas are beautiful. You will also be in the trees, so you get a great eclectic experience. An afternoon summer thunderstorm blew over us. Only got a rained on lightly for an hour before it cleared up and was completely sunny the rest of the afternoon. The elevation gains aren't bad at all, so you are able to move pretty quickly. We got a late start at 2pm on trail, and finished at 8pm on the dot, with sunshine to spare. All-in-all from parking lot to loop completion, we clocked 14 miles. The legs were feeling it in the last 3 miles, but it was definitely worth doing the entire loop. Barely saw anyone...no hikers and only a few bikers...the types of trails I love.