Sheep Mountain Trail

HARD 23 reviews
#43 of 112 trails in

Sheep Mountain Trail is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Loveland, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,887 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
19 days ago

Round mountain/Sheep Mountain is probably the most underwhelming summit I’ve ever done. The trail is very steep and long for the majority of the hike. In total it’s close to 10 miles. This is a good hike if you’re looking to train for longer harder hikes or just want a killer workout. There are a few nice views along the way but nothing too exciting. Somewhere along this trail is an unmaintained trail to Stone Mountain. Apparently Stone mtn has great 360 views but I have yet to do this. Might be worth it though if your looking for something more spectacular. You can find directions online. Haven’t seen anything on AllTrails yet.

This is the Round Mountain Adventure Summit however you're climbing to Sheep Mountain so there is a name confusion there. Probably the hardest hike ever been on.... went through 2 liters of water and took us a good 6 hrs to complete (disclaimer- we just got in from Houston the day before). This is definitely 10 miles total once you counter in the entrance trail plus the 4.75 miles to the top. We were so tired once we finally made it we never looked to see if there was a log book that someone had mentioned previously and the views at top are at best less than decent... maybe we didn't walk far enough but I was trying to make sure I had the energy to make it down. 4 hrs up and 2 to make it down (clouds came so we picked up the pace on the descent). I will say it was a beautiful hike going up and down which makes it totally worth it!! Take plenty of water, and a horn for bears as they frequent the area. The journey is all that matters and after almost 10 miles and close to 3k ft elevation gain, you'll feel a little badassy!

hiking
28 days ago

Lots of climbing. Scenic, but the peak is a real let down..it is literally a large cairn..surrounded by trees. Nice challenge, but the best views will be seen long before you reach the top. I also tracked mine closer to nine miles with close to 3000 feet of elevation gain.

hiking
1 month ago

So this is titled “Sheep Mountain”, but this is actually the same as Round Mountain trail. It is longer than it says...closer to 10. Over 2800 feet of climbing in 4.5 miles is A LOT of climbing. Hard or Moderate/Hard and offers great views with lots of flowers, butterflies, and even some raspberries :)
Its a great trail. Bring lots of water!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike!!! This says it’s 8.3 miles but I tracked it at 9.5 miles. Great views on the way up but none on top.

3 months ago

This trail cannot currently be accessed due to construction on highway 34!

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Great hike not too busy + free parking!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Solid hike. Trail offered some great view points and varied terrain. It also has some signs with fun facts about the mountain along the way to guide you!

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

I would rate this trail as difficult - not intermediate. You gain 2837 feet in 4.5 miles! That is a lot of climbing. The flowers are pretty, but the views are not significant. There is no view from the summit. Though there are some interesting rocky areas, this trail is not terribly scenic. But you can bring your dog.

I rated this 2 Stars, not 4!

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Great views at top go off to the left for a great view of longs peak.

hiking
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Great hike. Highly recommend in wintertime

hiking
Monday, July 13, 2015

Great trail. It is about 9 and a half miles out and back 3800 ft Elevation gain. Really beautiful views on the first half of the hike.

hiking
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A fantastic hike as always. Intermediate I would call it, 10 miles and a couple thousand feet of elevation gain. A great cardio workout.

hiking
1 day ago

recorded Sheep Mtn Trail Loveland

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2 months ago

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