Tenderfoot Mountain

EASY 147 reviews

Tenderfoot Mountain is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Silverthorne, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
574 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

23 days ago

This was an easy mountain ascent with some great views. We were tempted to go beyond the Tenderfoot Trail and would have if we had started earlier. It took us about an hour to ascend, take some breaks to enjoy the awesome views, and give the pups some breaks. It was a mostly sunny hike and quite warm for July.

27 days ago

Awesome hike. Did feel the burning in the legs but well worth it. Trail was very well marked and easy to follow. My kiddos 7, 11,14 enjoyed it as well.

28 days ago

Good hike, coming from NH it was easy to adjust to. The trail is easy to follow and there were only a few other hikers. Awesome view of Dillon!

1 month ago

Nice hike with great views of Dillon. Great hike to get yourself acclimated when coming from somewhere like Texas. Easy enough hike, but it does intersect with a few others so make sure you know which trail you’re on.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail and is easy to follow. It was a great 2 hour hike with breaks. The trail is quite narrow for most of the hike, so it may not be good for young children. There were hardly any other hikers so it was nice to have the trail pretty much to ourselves.

1 month ago

Beautiful day in Dillon for an easy-ish hike (I'm a fat flatlander) with great views of the reservoir and surrounding areas. Was surprised that you could see both Breck and Keystone runs in the distance from the bench near the end of the trail. Parking is tight but we did ok in our truck.

walking
1 month ago

Best part is the constant view of Lake Dillon and all the Summit County peaks. A lot of deadwood and powerlines at the end. Uneventful ending and not truly the top. We came from the parking lot where Oro Grande also starts. We were three of the five pedestrians and the remainder of the folks we saw—about 4– were mountain bikers. Since we started at 5 PM I appreciated being on the western side to get sun all the way up and back again.

2 months ago

a must do if your camping here!

hiking
2 months ago

We arrived on a Saturday morning 11am. There is 2 parking lots/areas to start Tenderfoot trail. The first one is as you are coming up the small hill down the dirt road. You can start the trail where the sign says Oro Grande Trail or drive down about 1 mile to the end parking lot (there is another trial at the end of that road called Straight Creek). We started on the Oro Grande Trail which has mostly sun all the way up. Great views of Lake Dillon. The start has a good incline and at 9500 feet so we were quite winded. At the top there is a new trail that continues to go to top, and we told by local moutain bikers it is another 2 miles. We took the trail down that meets up with the second parking lot which was shaded with many aspens. Towards the bottom you get to a gate wtih a sign that says Oro Grand Trail or you can do down the trail to the second parking lot if parked there.

hiking
8 months ago

Fantastic trail . I'm not at my fittest but the climb was easy given the beautiful views . Yes, we started at the water tower and went left up to Tenderfoot Trail , the big electricity pylons are a bit of an eyesore amongst the surroundings . Carry on until you weave through the fence and then we went left Down the trail from there . It's beautiful and snowy weaving through the forest . It was so quiet and peaceful . I had on hiking boots and it was a little slippy underfoot but nothing too bad .
I would highly recommend this trail

hiking
8 months ago

Nice little hike. Great views. 75% snow covered - the rest mud at this point. Was fine with hiking boots, but trax would have been a good addition for some of the slippery spots.

9 months ago

Beautiful views of Dillon Lake, Ten Mile Range and Gore Range. Thanks to the review below, we did the full loop through the woods. 4.1 miles total. 633 feet of elevation gain. Trail comes out .6 miles up the road from parking area.

10 months ago

Easy access, reasonable parking, easy to find and follow trail. The views were spectacular, easy weekend morning climb. This would be beautiful any time of the year probably but seeing it in late September really had great fall colors going. Expect friendly company along the trail by other hikers, dogs, etc.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail, easy to follow, with views of Lake Dillon and Tenmile peak, and a great spot for fall color in mid to late September. It is now a loop trail that connects down to the road you started on, and the switchbacks down through the aspen & mixed forests are beautiful.

The parking area at the sign that says "Oro Grande Trail" is the place to start. Begin on that trail and shortly you'll see a sign for "Tenderfoot Trail" on your left.

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail with beautiful views! My dog and I did the new loop trail. We parked just past the water tank. Take first left and then small climb and then take right. Meander through the forest to the top of the trail. Then you come to the new fence which you need to weave through which reveals beautiful views of Lake Dillon. There are many benches from which to choose to sit and view the beauty below. Stay right at all intersections to make the loop back to the parking lot at the water tank.

hiking
11 months ago

They recently created a thruway, so you can do the whole loop (around 5 miles), which gives great views of Dillon Reservoir and the towns nearby. I went with my 60-year-old mom, and we had a great time climbing up to the top and descending down. The trails aren't super well marked, so be sure to keep to the well-treaded trails.

11 months ago

Not bad great views of lake Dillon

11 months ago

A nice hike for our family. We saw some deer and hummingbirds. Easy enough for a 5 year old to handle.

11 months ago

This hike is great for families. Park near the water tower. Instead of taking the first Trail I went further on to the other start/end of the Tenderfoot Mtn Trail. I followed this up the left side and saw beautiful landscapes of Lake Dillon and the marina. After the bench the views don't get any better and the trail heads up until it eventually drops back down. At the highest point there is a unmanaged trail leading up to the summit, according to what I've read. You never actually summit Tenderfoot. Right before heading back to your car, you walk down a beautiful wildflower hill landscaping the reservoir. Great spot for another pic.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy hike with beautiful views of Dillon and Dillon Reservoir. the trails are poorly marked so just stay on the heaviest used one. Great hike to take your dog! took about 2 hours round trip and we stopped to set up our hammocks at the top.

hiking
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Beautiful trail & good short work out! Views of lake Dillon are amazing! ! I would say good for all levels & would def do it again!

hiking
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

We loved this trail beautiful elevated views of Dillion lake not difficult to hike but you do climb up for exercise

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Great trail, joins with a new one. Spectacular views of lake Dillon.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Spectacular views!

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Solid trail with great views of the reservoir and snake river arm. Trail is exposed to the sun, so be sure to wear sunscreen. Paths can be a little narrow at some point. Overall, a good hike to get acquainted with the altitude or for those less able to scale more difficult hikes.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Great views and doable for a 6 year old.

Friday, July 07, 2017

this was a good trail but it was a little difficult to find. At the beginning it said we were on Oro Grande Trail. And we were but we were also on Tenderfoot Mountain Trail but it did not start for a couple of hundred yards into Oro Grande Trail. Just keep this in mind and don't be confused that you have not found Tenderfoot Mountain Trail when the only sign at the beginning says Oro Grande Trail.

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

This was a great afternoon hike. Perfect to bring kids and dogs on, and the view from the top is superb!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Nice Springtime hike with great views.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Great view of Dillon Lake and Silverthorne valley!

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