Storm King Mountain Memorial Trail

HARD 49 reviews
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Storm King Mountain Memorial Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glenwood Springs, Colorado that features a river 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
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1509 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

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1 month ago

Beautiful. Definitely get on the trail as early as possible to avoid the sun. A

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1 month ago

Great hike. Steep at times. Especially around the memorials. Like others have said, very little shade. Try and do the hike in the early morning.

1 month ago

What a wonderful trail! The history is presented well and makes you appreciate the challenge of the forest fire. There's very little shade so keep that in mind. It was one of my favorites and would do it again!

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hiking
2 months ago

The trail is not a natural line and was built to arrive at memorials for firemen who sacrificed their lives fighting a fire. The trailhead has information and vistas with signage.
The strong steep start is stated at 700' gain, follows up a ridge line then through a valley and after up towards the memorials.
Minimal shade only at the beginning, I would recommend a spring hike over the summer season; bring additional water.
A somber reflection awaits at the top with offering left for lost loved ones.

hiking
2 months ago

I've done it twice and will do it again soon before it gets too hot. Steep at first, not much shade. Really gives you an idea what the firefighters had to deal with and includes wonderful memorials for each person who died on the mountain. Very somber hike.

2 months ago

My son and I hiked this today, April 30th. Steep climb to the observation point with gorgeous views. Very challenging climb and descents to the memorials of the brave souls. Plan on about 5 to 6 miles of challenging trails but well worth it! A very inspirational journey!

3 months ago