Storm King Mountain Memorial Trail

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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

Hard & often steep especially grueling in the heat & sun. I advise going up early by 7-8 am. it's much more enjoyable when you aren't hiking in the scorching heat because there's very little shade to be found. Well worth the effort. take plenty of water & snacks to keep your protein & your blood sugar in good shape. Almost has a hallowed sense to it especially as you approach the helicopter pads. enjoy! beautiful fabulous great great work out I really like the hike

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2 months ago

Did the loop counterclockwise. At about 1.5 miles there was a fork & I kept straight, which turned out to not be the AllTrails route. No matter since it eventually rejoined the official route. Note that the total amount of climbing is about 1650 ft because of the "extra" grade going down & back up the gully. Although the trail is quite steep, the saving grace is that there are several more or less level sections which give you a break. Overall a great workout!

2 months ago

I hiked this one with my good friend who is an avid hiker too. She had climbed this several times before. it was my first time. we got to the 2nd helicopter pad had a tremendous day. it was breathtakingly beautiful. For me, as we got up onto Storm King mountain it became almost a feel of being on hallowed ground ... given the fire and those courageous men & women that fought for us here in Colorado and lost their lives. Strenuous work out. Really enjoyed it& will hike this trail many more times

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4 months ago

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

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4 months 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.