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West Bench Trail

EASY 24 reviews

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.

Distance: 12.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,128 feet 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

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

mountain biking
bugs
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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.

mountain biking
rocky
3 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

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

snowshoeing
10 months ago

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

Sun Jan 24 2016

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

hiking
Sun Jul 07 2013

Beautiful....

hiking
Wed Jan 11 2012

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

snowshoeing
Wed May 12 2010

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

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Wed Sep 26 2018

hiking
Sat Aug 04 2018

hiking
Tue Jul 17 2018

mountain biking
Fri Jul 13 2018

running
Fri Jun 15 2018

snowshoeing
Mon Feb 06 2017

snowshoeing
Sun Dec 25 2016

walking
Fri Jul 05 2013