Storm King Mountain Memorial Trail

HARD 30 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

9 days ago

26 days ago

Great trail...the memorials at the end got to me. Sad. The Storm King 14 are hero's. Makes you appreciate life even more. Lots of work done to the trail...awesome

1 month ago

3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

So glad I watched the YouTube video before tackling this trail. Every time I started feeling tired, I thought about the fact that I was only carrying a backpack that weighed about 5 lbs. compared to the 30-60 lbs. of equipment the firefighters were carrying. It definitely reinforced my respect for firefighters.

It was quite difficult to find the place. We drove all the way to Silt (from Glenwood springs) and had to drive back. The beginning of the trail is very steep. The views are great. An ok trail overall.

6 months ago

6 months ago

It's longer than described. If you do the full lollipop loop expect about 4 miles. That's a big difference considering that the trail is completely exposed. You'll be baking under the sun longer than you prepared for. Otherwise, a nice tribute to fallen firefighters.

8 months ago

This was an amazing hike. Not an easy one but, well worth it.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

This was an awesome hike and a fitting tribute to the 14 firefighters who lost their lives. Definitely recommend watching the documentary on YouTube before you hike. Really puts it all into perspective.

https://youtu.be/PqWa7QhhkMg

hiking
9 months ago

This is a fantastic hike that offers some challenging terrain and great views.

It's a very fitting tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives fighting the South Canyon fire.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

so beautiful and peaceful! definitely a great hike, be prepared to feel the burn. bring lots of water. the memorial was beautiful.

hiking
10 months ago

Love this trail great workout but I can't emphasize water water water enough.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful hike, pretty steep inclines throughout the hike. The views at the top are especially breathtaking. Bring plenty of water! Of the two times I've completed this hike I've run out of water. My three dogs loved this hike!

hiking
11 months ago

Nice incline with some nice shade the first mile. After mile 1 you descend some where around 200 ft and climb to a point on the other ridge higher then the 1 mile point with mostly full sun exposure. Great early spring hike or early in the day departure from the TH. Take water for yourself and your 4 legged buddy!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Hard, but worth the effort. It is one of my favorite, and now a favorite of my three year old.

hiking
Monday, November 30, 2015

Great hike with historic context. Definitely watch the YouTube documentary before you go.