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Twin Owls and Lumpy Ridge Loop is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Glen Haven, 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 April until October.

Length 1.6 mi Elevation gain 446 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

No dogs

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Reservations to enter the park will go on sale through Recreation.gov at 8 a.m. Mountain Time on Thursday, May 28. Reservations will be available to enter the park from June 4 through July 31. The next release will be on July 1, for the month of August and any remaining days that have not been booked for July. On August 1, reservations will be available for the month of September and any remaining days that have not been booked for August. On September 1, reservations will be available for the month of October and any remaining days in September that have not been booked. Permits issued using the reservation system will allow park visitors to enter the park within two-hour windows of availability between 6 a.m. through 5 p.m. This process will facilitate advance payment of entrance fees, minimize contact between park entrance station staff and visitors and limit congestion in parking lots. The permit system will apply to all areas of the park. In the initial opening phase, the park will open approximately 60 percent of the park’s maximum parking capacity or 4,800 vehicles (13,500 visitors) per day.

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Reviews (184)
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Recordings (157)
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Emilie Taylor
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HikingBugsRocky

I just got off the trail, sitting in my car having a snack and enjoying the AC while I type this. Just a note, The Owl trailhead @ McGregor Ranch is closed for the season. There's a big sign. So I went this way instead. Lumpy Ridge Loop, going counter-clockwise, starts off very steep and it's easy to get winded. Right before you hit the trail junction to head to Upper Owls, Lumpy Ridge Loop flattens and gets much more manageable. I did not stay on LRL. Lol. I took the trail junction to Upper Owls. Whew. I made it to the top with a lot of stops to catch my breath and check out the scenery while I sipped water, but I still made it! Then I started hearing stuff that sketched me out, especially since another person 6 days ago said they saw a bear in the area. I was alone the entire time. I literally hadn't seen a person in over an hour so I bailed outta there. I went back down Upper Owl the way I went up. And when I say that, I mean I ran down it as best as that climb allows. Once I got back to the trail junction I turned right and completed LRL. It was such smooth sailing after that. I jogged most of it. Counter-clockwise is more moderate to difficult in some parts if you're a beginner because of the steepness just doesn't quit until about halfway around the loop. Go clockwise if you want the more gradual and easy trip.

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Beth Habig
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Hiking

Trails are OPEN!! Love this hike - so scenic AND First time seeing a bear on our Colorado hikes. On our way back to parking lot on twin Owls trail - very close to parking area. Had to backtrack a bit until he/she lumbered off.

Gregg Corella
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Hiking

Having just moved to Colorado (and with a 6 year old), this was a good first hike. 2 hours with a long snack break. We think might be a good first time backpack/overnight camp trip to get a feel for the gear, weight, etc.

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Derek Weishaar
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Ryan Powell
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Max Harris
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HikingIcy

Great mountain walk - microspikes very helpful.

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Molly Harris
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Maggie Mu
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HikingIcy

We did the Twin Owls loop first and it was more of a scramble than we expected. The Lumpy Ridge loop was very easy with very little to no snow. There were a few spots where we thought spikes would have been nice but we didn't bother because they weren't long enough. Parking was very easy and it wasn't very busy.

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Laura Hunter
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HikingIcySnow

Fun hike, a little icy in spots but spikes are not necessary this weekend.

Michael Turnbull
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Mike Murphy
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Savannah Torkelsen
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HikingSnow

Quick, easy, but enough challenge to not be boring. Gorgeous views!

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Chazz Glaze
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Sarah Shiley
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Hiking

short hike, steep and icy in places nice view

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Tanya Schweitzer
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Hiking

Nice easy trail with beautiful views, our 3 year old did most of the trail on his own. Hiked counterclockwise, so got the views of the mountains in the park most of the time, you share the trail with the crowds on the first leg of the gem lake trail but after branching off saw just a handful of people on the Saturday afternoon.

Leif Liland
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HikingNo shade

Hiked in a counterclockwise fashion after coming back from Gem Lake. Nice views of Estes Park and Twin Owls. Not much shade so it was fairly warm. Not strenuous.

Sarah Gardner
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Hiking

Arrived around 2pm, found parking in the main lot, and ran into minimal other people on the trail. Totally ideal. Gorgeous views throughout.

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Melissa Soden
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Hiking

Going up left side is best, as there are a lot of big steps on the right side trail

Clayton Hanson
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HikingPrivate property

An easier option if you don't want to go to Gem Lake. Lots of interesting rock formation and nesting and roosting raptors.

Patti Hooper
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HikingRocky

Nice gravel trail, some roots to step over Nice views

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Carina Diaz M
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Shelley See
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Hiking

Perfect loop for our 1st day in CO. Views, variety of dry areas with intoxicating smells of hot pine and sage and deep woods with shade. Trail is beautifully maintained!

Alice .
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Hiking

A fairly easy hike but the climb did get our hearts pumping on our first day at this elevation. We enjoyed the views of the distant peaks and valleys.

Alicia Stump
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Just'In Case
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Hiking

This was a fun and easy hike with out 6 year old. A decent incline and some great views added to our enjoyment. Go early to avoid traffic and enjoy more of the trail on your own.

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