Rosalie Trail

HARD 27 reviews
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Rosalie Trail is a 11.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Bailey, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3736 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This trail is long, but it's one of the most secluded-feeling trails that one can find this close to Denver. Use is moderate to heavy for the first 5 miles. The Rosalie Trail follows Deer Creek up to the saddle between Rosalie and Logan and ends at Guanella Pass.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail and views! Nice steady climb and then beautiful views after 3 or 4 miles

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

I hike this trail every year! Another hidden gem here in Colorado ! Outrageous fall colors! Rated as hard but once you get up the steep hill it's smooth sailing!!

backpacking
3 months ago

Matched this trail with the Abyss trail for a wonderful loop. Spectacular views and scenery starting a top of Guanella Pass and hiking down to junction with Abyss trail. Camped at trail junction and exited next day. This would make a great day hike as well. Leave a car at each trail head.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

I backpacked the first mile of this with my 7 & 9 year old boys. We found a great campsite about a mile into the trail and spent one night there before going home. The first mile had a few spots to cross the water. Two spots had simple wooden bridges. The third crossing had a make-shift log bridge that took a little balancing, or you could just walk through the shallow water. Overall my boys had a great time and were talking about going back as we left.

From the looks of the pictures on the trail we missed out on some nice vistas by turning around after a mile.

The dirt road approaching the trail head has a number of large potholes to avoid, but I had no trouble driving there in my small sedan. The trail head has a bunch of parking and we saw a number of people that were car camping right off the road. The National Forest website says you need a free permit at the trail head for backpacking, but we couldn't find any permits.

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

really nice hike, beautiful wild flowers everywhere!

5 months ago

Absolutely majestic trail - incredible views the whole way. However, there was hardly any trail markings to identify the trail from Tanglewood or Abyss or another. There were points where the trail was covered in thick brush and it was almost impossible to follow. Thankfully we had a map with us otherwise we would have easily been lost or rerouted onto another trail. Out of this world views, so definitely worth the trek, but be sure to bring a map and compass!

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
Friday, October 28, 2016

Great trail -- we started at the pass and hiked five miles in to the junction of Abyss trail. Note if you start at the pass, at 1 mile in there is a sharp left turn to stay on the trail (what you came on so far goes straight.) Look for the tall poles and follow them down the hill to the creek and beyond. Fantastic views and very quiet on a sunny Thursday.

hiking
Friday, October 28, 2016

Great hike if you find the trail -- at about 1 mile, there is a left turn (look for the tall poles heading off to the left.) Follow that trail, much smaller than the one you start on, and you will be on Rosalie.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

backpacking
Monday, September 12, 2016

Fun!

Monday, September 12, 2016

hiking
Friday, September 02, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016