San Carlos Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
#48 of 90 trails in

San Carlos Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Rye, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1253 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

over grown

snow

1 month ago

Beautiful, nature at it should be. No people in the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Did the north side of the trail. Pretty steep incline coming back up but well worth it. Beautiful hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful country!

3 months ago

A very nice trailnarrow and steep in parts but was able to get through with a dog and a toddler (mostly carried the toddler).

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Friday, April 08, 2016

From the gate on Robb Road, it is a 3.2 mile hike one way to the trailhead according to my GPS. The road was still closed as of 4/7/16, but even when open, it is definitely only passable by jeeps and ATVs in its current condition. Pretty trail, but unless the forest road is open and you have a jeep, be ready for the 6.4 mile round trip approach.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Hiked this with my daughter and son-in-law in October. We chose to follow the river and not the "trail'. Awesome hike with many river crossings and some bushwhacking. Because of just a tight group of hikers and laughter one of the best hikes ever. Because of the bushwhacking, it probably seemed a longer hike, but would do it again in a heartbeat. The arch at the end is awesome. The high canyon walls, moss, fungi, and just total canyon experience of a rarely traveled trail is worth a weekend. And an awesome memory for the future...