Turret Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews

Turret Trail is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Buena Vista, Colorado that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1089 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

river

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We did this hike in conjunction with the Catlin Gulch Loop hike. Beautiful hiking, though quite distinct from the trails across the valley in the Collegiate Peaks. The trail rambles through lots of large, awesome rocks and provides great views of the valley and the Collegiate Peaks. Lots of ups and downs, but none are long. Parts of this trail are poorly marked. Specifically, about 2 miles in you reach the juncture for the trail to River Bench. You go left at this juncture (i.e., NOT going to River Bench) and follow the trail up to a small saddle, then down to cross a small creek. Here the trail becomes indistinct at times as you head up the wash. Follow the wash quite a ways, watching for two cairns on the right (south) side of the wash. These are located about 1.1 miles from the River Bench juncture and I would estimate .7 miles up the wash itself. At the cairns you will see the trail heading out of the wash to your right (southish). It progresses up through several switchbacks and is easy to follow.