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West Bench Trail is a 12.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mesa, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 12.2 mi Elevation gain 1,128 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Cross country skiing

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Snow

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Getting There

Start at Jumbo Reservoir about 6 miles past Powderhorn Resort on Hwy 65

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Deni O
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Snowshoeing

Well marked and packed snowshoe trail. Beautiful scenery. Lots of users on a Saturday morning. Very gentle grade; perfect reentry to trails after blowing out my knee last spring and missing the whole hiking season. Very happy I made the trip!

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Keith Hofland
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Wesley David
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Hiking

The last mile or so is a little poorly maintained. When you get to the ski lift and push forward, it’s easy to go off trail and hit one of the ski downhills. The real trail is a bit obscured at that point. All Trails got me back on the trail but the last half mile appears to be restricted. Firstly, there were several downed trees across the trail that had been there for a while, giving the impression that the trail wasn’t maintained at that point. Second, there’s a fence across the trail with fresh barbed wire. No signs of aging, so it seems new as of August 2019. The sign clearly says “No Tresspassing Hunting or Fishing” and there were two more posted in the trees. I wasn’t able to go to the end of the trail which is supposed to meet up with FS 44 5/10 RD. I could have easily jumped the fence but it seemed clear that someone didn’t want that to happen.

Keith Hofland
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Keith Hofland
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Mountain biking

Very beautiful in the forest saw a pine Marten last fall good ride

Sarah McCall
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Snowshoeing

Very nice, well-marked trail. Beautiful snowy afternoon. Would be good all four seasons.

Farrin Barbato
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Awesome snow shoe in. It was awesome. Loved it. So beautiful.

Margo L.
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Hiking

Beautiful....

Lauren Tibbetts
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Hiking

I loved this trail it was a really good one because you feel like you are tinny in the huge pine, aspen and more trees

Melody Baker
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Snowshoeing

Easy, relatively flat, great scenery. 4 seasons here - hike, bike, xc ski, snowshoe...

Brittany Woodward
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Hiking
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Teresa Fischer
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Hiking
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David Southwick
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Hiking
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Bob S.
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Chelsie Roth
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Diane Guard
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Teresa Fischer
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Patricia Hofland
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Mountain biking
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Mike Nuckols
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Brooke Caster
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Jennifer Tompkins
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Hiking
Bob S.
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Noni Petty
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Cindy Day
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Sonja and Antonio Gonzalez
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Hiking
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Mark Van Maurer
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Mountain biking
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Daniel Prinster
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Mark Van Maurer
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Snowshoeing
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Steve Parker
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