Triple Bar and OT Trail Loop

EASY 21 reviews
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Triple Bar and OT Trail Loop is a 5 mile loop trail located near Livermore, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
807 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

views

wildlife

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

Out on Sunday morning 11/12/17. Trail well marked. Horses and dogs on leash allowed. No mountain biking.
Parts of the trail were muddy where sun had thawed the ground. Other parts, still frozen or decomposed granite. Did the entire loop. Saw only one large bird sorring in the sky above, two groups on horseback, and four couples on the entire walk. Water still running under the bridge on the trail. Nice hike for some good exercise and serenity.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

6 months ago

Good trail with excellent views and a nice river crossing midway through. We went left from the trailhead and it was a steeper decline than you experience anywhere else on the trail. We did the OT loop also -- totally worth it!

7 months ago

Beautiful

trail running
8 months ago

Long drive from UW to Longmont. Needed a trail run. Nice, runnable trail. Got about 6 quick miles in.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice enjoyable hike on a warm February day. The north side of the loop is a little more boring than the south. You go through about eight or nine gates over the course of the hike. Saw more horseback riders than hikers.

hiking
Monday, November 07, 2016

Would have been easy if I wasn't sore from doing Hanging Lake trail the day before..... Took the north side to the river and took the south side back to the parking lot. I don't think it really matters which you take because you have to go up eventually both ways.

It was a beautiful November day so the sun wasn't too hot but I could see how that could be an issue other times. Will be back for sure but will bring a picnic with me next time.

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Nice, easy hike!

hiking
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

I used to ride horses here all the time. as of May 2016 most of one loop was closed. great place to take dogs

Sunday, May 29, 2016

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Friday, December 04, 2015

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Monday, September 07, 2015

It's named Eagles Nest for a reason. Don't forget to look up. You might spot the Golden Eagles. The scenery is beautiful. The trail isn't that hard but since there's no shade it can feel a lot more challenging than it is. It is a loop, and the trail will feel vastly different depending on which way you start out so choose wisely. I like to start on the gradual uphill first (on the East side). It goes up gradually and has a steep downhill section, but the last section of the trail is going upward with no shade. It can be challenging with the sun eating on you. Many people prefer to start by going down that section (starting on the west-going down the dirt road first rather than last). If you take your dogs, watch out for rattlesnakes and bring plenty of water for them.

hiking
Sunday, July 05, 2015

This trail was actually kind of moderate for my out-of-shape, city girl body. Glad I took the left branch first as it had the steepest incline down into the valley to the river. Beautiful views all along the trail. There's actually two loops, I think if I'd have just done the 3.4 mile three bar loop it wouldn't have wiped me out, but I also did the 1.8 mile OT loop and so the last 2 miles back to the car were energy zapping. No shade out there so remember sun screen and water. I'd like to go again when I get a little more used to hiking.

hiking
Saturday, May 02, 2015

Trail in great condition. Good views.

trail running
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Nice, isolated park and trail system that features beautiful three-hundred and sixty degree views of mountains with a river crossing.