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.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

We go here sometimes because we live nearby. It's okay. It gets prettier the farther you go, but count on zero shade. Depending on the time of day/season, come packing some sort of bug repellent for the mosquitos.

hiking
15 days ago

trail running
19 days ago

19 days ago

Clean bathrooms. Saw wild billy goats on out first trip out there. Lots of people for sure, but plenty of space on the road. We've gone about once a week all summer.
We run, so this is a great choice. Notice to hike, but the wildlife is great.

Take plenty of sunscreen and water, as there's no shade.

walking
19 days ago

We frequent this trail as it is easy for kids. Gets busy but still plenty of chances to see mule deer. Keep walking and it gets more beautiful.

walking
21 days ago

GREAT scenic trail. Was immediately greeted at the trail head by a mule deer. Shortly followed by a heard of big horned sheep, including a few adorable babies. The trail is 98% in direct sun, so if you're not used to the heat, I suggest going early morning. Definitely bring plenty of water. A few rattle snakes sunbathing on the path, so make sure to watch your step. Overall, wonderful easy walk/hike with spectacular views.

24 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.

26 days ago

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

hiking
26 days ago

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

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month 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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