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West Ridge Trail from Loveland Pass

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Arapaho National Forest

West Ridge Trail from Loveland Pass is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Dillon, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 639 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Snowshoeing Walking Bird watching Forest Views Wild flowers
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Lenny Cervantes
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HikingGreat!No shadeRocky

A nice shorter trail with views at all times. A little smoky today but still beautiful

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Melissa Sigler
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Fun hike and gorgeous views! The fires made it a bit hazy which was a bummer but still pretty. Some steep parts but then levels out.

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Maciej Leja
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HikingGreat!No shade

Really awesome trail to get the incredible views in a short amount of time. Went around 5pm on a Monday and saw 2 people on the trail. Decent climb will get the heart pumping but if I can do it (having just flown in from sea level and not super active) most can.

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Andy Brownfield
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Windy and tons of cars at the trailhead, but the trail itself was pretty empty. Gorgeous views.

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Chris Feigal
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A beautiful short hike in the snow which gave 360 views of snowy mountain peaks! Low Effort High Payoff

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Brian Gipson
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HikingGreat!Snow

Great Hike with Amazing views! Plenty of uphill. It is the true definition of Colorado scenic views!

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Edward Meisburger
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Love it! I’m 66, no problem to hike for anyone in reasonable shape,

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Brent Sikes
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HikingGreat!

crystal clear skies and beautiful views above the tree line

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William Pareja
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Moderate for sure for a first timer.

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Dave Hernandez
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Saar Shwartz
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Really great and scenic hike. Takes about an hour and a half to complete.

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Morgann Dulle
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Beautiful, short trail with lost of views! Got there at 2pm on a Saturday and found a parking spot right near the TH. There were lots of people without masks; please do remember to at least bring a face covering for when you pass people. The trail is very rocky in places. Be careful of dog paws on them!

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Carole Talbert
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HikingNo shadeRocky

The Loveland Pass sign is always a hot spot for tourists! Parking was full but more down the road. Most people did not have face coverings-wear yours to protect yourself! They don't hike too far uphill at 11,990'. Being above timberline, there is no shade but LOTS OF WIND! The trail is VERY rocky but well defined with plenty of carins & some wind/weather rock shelters. It starts uphill fairly steep & then nice until the very last pitch to the summit which is a short distance needing attention. A wind break at the top is a great place to snack & take in the amazing views. We highly recommend hiking poles! They are needed mostly on the descent. The rocks on the trail can slide, or trip anyone. We recommend this trail on a weekday! Friday morning traffic was okay, otherwise you will be stuck in westbound I-70 traffic for miles!!!

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Madeleine Buxton
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Gorgeous hike. Clocked 3.0 miles from the trailhead to the very top. Killer 365 views the whole way up. First 0.5 miles is the worst of it

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Russell Cippi
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Windy

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Ally G
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Very busy at the start but very few people on trail. Got there at 9 am on a Tuesday and the main parking was full but there were still several spaces down the road. Scenery was incredible!

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Stephanie Taylor
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Amazing views! Very steep initially but then levels out. Very rocky, watch footing. We only went 1.0 mile up which had lovely 360 degree views. Would be very tough if you hadn’t acclimated to the altitude at all.

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Lucy Pelati
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Nice trail, very rocky. Beautiful views!

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FatMan LittleTrail
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Remi Rag
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This is the best hike we have ever done! It was absolutely amazing! There is a pot of Gold on the other side of the rainbow!

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Jim Thomas
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Great views and trail for our family of 7. Bring layers—very windy as you pass the halfway point out with views of Keystone.

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Dave Turissini
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We arrived at 7:30 on a Thursday and got the last parking spot in the first lot. Nice views along the entire way. At the top, we saw Loveland, A-Basin, Keystone and part of Breckenridge at the same time. Round trip was 3 miles and 750 feet of vertical.

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Michael J. Fischer
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Lovely hike, easy to follow and nothing technical. We planned to take on 2 14ers in subsequent days and used this as a warm up hike. Great views and easy to access.

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