Prospect Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews

Prospect Trail is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1286 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
5 days ago

mountain biking
12 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Its a long stretch but interesting trail- def what a prospector might use. Awesome for bikes too. The uphill is gradual and has some exposure but safe. There are 2 nasty quick hikes that are steep - otherwise its long and covers some territory. Being plenty of water. My 4 yr old crushed most of it but the 2yr old was on my shoulders so be active and somewhat experienced. Bring lots of water and a snack. Its a great bike ride but a fulfilling hike. Safe for kids. Both biking and hiking i have seen a lot of wildlife.

mountain biking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

There are better trails around town for hikers. This has some nice views and varying terrain, but probably better for mountain biking.

hiking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Good hike. Great views after mile 3 In the talus field. Then great views of Wilson Peak and Sunshine Mountain. Pay attention to the map because it's easy to get sidetracked if you follow the bike tracks. (I ended up over a mile SW because I didn't prepare)

hiking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Trail is well marked. Not out and back which is good. Not much of a grade, also nice. However, clearly caters to mountain biking, views are limited and can get monotonous. Hiking on the slopes not aesthetically pleasing IMO. I would rate it 3 stars if it was only 4-5 miles.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Great trail.

mountain biking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

It's a great bike riding trail.

hiking
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, September 06, 2015

mountain biking
Saturday, August 02, 2014