Waterton Canyon Trail

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Waterton Canyon Trail is a 12.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Littleton, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

NOTE: Dogs are not allowed in order to protect the bighorn sheep herds.

2 days ago

Not my kind of hike. To me, hiking involves mountains, trees, elevation gain, and some peace. To me, walking down a hot, dry, long dirt road is what you do when you run out of gas not getting back to nature. The two stars are because I saw some mountain goats, and they were adorable.

3 days ago

Next time on a bike, or in cooler weather. The wide open road really holds the heat.

hiking
4 days ago

not a lot of shade suggest starting really early and have water.

hiking
5 days ago

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9 days ago

13 days ago

Nice, wide dirt trail that meanders through the canyon and follows the river. We walked about 4 miles before we saw a bunch of big horn sheep. If you walk all the way to the end it leads to a big dam. Easy hike for all ages since the trail it is flat and smooth the entire way. No shade, recommend starting early in the day before it gets too hot. There are several homes along the trail so be cautious of oncoming cars. No dogs allowed (to protect the wildlife in the area).

mountain biking
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walking
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1 month ago

This is a great trail to see some bighorn sheep! We've almost always gotten some close encounters when we visit this area.
If you're looking for a true hike- I don't think this is it. It's a stone road that gets vehicles driving. The sights aside from the sheep aren't that great. Plus it's ALL sun so be prepared

1 month ago

Beautiful run. Nice wide, groomed dirt road that is well-taken care of. Lots of wildlife. I can't wait to go back.

hiking
1 month ago

very easy, wide road trail with the river running beside it

walking through the canyon with mountains on each side