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Vindicator Valley Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Victor, Colorado that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 344 feet Route Type: Loop

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This is a relatively easy hike on a well-established and wide trail that loops around various old closed gold mines. There are some short steep sections. The area just west is a working gold mine. There are benches to stop and numerous interpretive signs along the route. There are few spots that offer shade. The path is crushed rock and can be hard on some dogs' feet.

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13 days ago

amazing to see all the mining buildings. it's better than a museum!

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1 month ago

lovely hike last week with both sunny and slightly overcast weather. easy hike with all kinds of cool structures along the way. if you like urban exploration, this is a rewarding place. tours of the active mine available in town for a small fee

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3 months ago

4.12.19 Lovely little hike today with wonderful views of the Sange de Cristo mountains! Rustic lodgings and old gold mines litter the hillside. Plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the scenery!

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no shade
3 months ago

Wonderful stroll going back in time to yesteryear mining activities.

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no shade
3 months ago

5-12-19 This is a nice hike with a great history lesson!

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4 months ago

Great short hike. Relatively easy, does have some uphill to get your heart pumping. Trail is easy to follow with lots of signs with information about the abandon mines and old homesteads. There was still some snowy places when we were there on Saturday morning, and it was very windy. But the sun was shining, yay! Beautiful views! Nice hike, lots to see even if you don’t have a lot of time, you can get this one done!

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5 months ago

Absolutely awesome hike; super easy but just tons of abandoned mining buildings and such. Super fun to walk around and explore.

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10 months ago

Awesome historical hike around some old gold mines and passes by an active mine you can see production on. The trail description says stroller and ADA compatible but I disagree especially with the wash out on the trail... with young kids I highly advise hiking carriers. Overall a really great time and am glad we went!

10 months ago

Nice historical hike. Benches along the way were a nice touch. We liked the tunnel of Aspen trees you walk through at one point and it was the right time of year to see the colors changing. We took our 4 kids ages newborn, 2, 4, and 6. It wasn't an easy hike for most of them. I do think a jogging stroller would do fine on the terrain though. We would do that next time.

hiking
Monday, July 30, 2018

Easy trail with some cool history. There is an active mine nearby so it was interesting to see big equipment moving around and then looking back at 100+ yr old mines.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

its a fun and easy trail of all the mining history it made a good youtube video for my channel David Garzas gold (subscribe) because i explore abandoned mines just stay on trail because the old building have a lot of nails and are not safe stay out stay alive

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Went with 4 of my kids and had a blast learning about history....took the wrong trail back and ended up at the highway...will have to do this again.

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