Ruby Wash and Big Hole Wash Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
#2 of 10 trails in

Ruby Wash and Big Hole Wash Trail is a 8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wellington, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November.

8.0 miles
761 feet



nature trips



wild flowers

no dogs

Note: Red Mountain Open Space is closed December 1 through March 1.

8 days ago

Hiked this in March shortly after the park reopened due to seasonal closure. Unique landscape as compared to the rest of Larimer County. Took this loop and added a 1 mile climb up the Cheyenne Rim trail to its high point where the trail switches from the Ruby trail to Salt Lake trail, which is well worth the view. Made the hike 10 miles in total.

16 days ago

This was gorgeous and very lightly trafficked on a Saturday in early March. There aren’t many trees so I imagine it gets hot in the summer. The majority of this route is easy and mostly flat. Highly recommended especially if you love rocks!

trail running
7 months ago

Red Mountain Open Space was a great area for a good trail run. I liked it as there wasn't that many people here as compared to places closer to Fort Collins or in the mountains. The landscape is neat especially when running along the various washes and the amazing landscapes that the rivers have carved. However, it still isn't quite as good as compared to some of the mountain landscapes. I still recommend it as a unique place to visit and experience.

3 months ago

4 months ago

Sunday, March 13, 2016