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Best trails in Bailey

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Looking for a great trail near Bailey, Colorado? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, wildlife trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Roxborough State Park or Chatfield State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Genesee Park or Mount Galbraith Park. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 7 hard trails in Bailey ranging from 11.2 to 16 miles and from 8,018 to 12,667 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Bailey
Top trails (12)
#1 - Abyss Trail to Abyss Lake
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 16 mi • Est. 8 h 42 m
The Abyss Lake Trail is a popular hiking trail that ends at Abyss Lake. The lake is nestled in a high glacial cirque between Mt. Bierstadt and Mt. Evans. The elevation gain, together with the round trip distance of almost 17 miles makes this a strenuous day hike. The trailhead is just past or right before the campground as is the TH for Abyss lake. The trail follows an old logging road about 4 miles to an intersection with the Rosalie trail. from there the trail climbs more steeply into the upper part of the valley. From an unnamed lake at timberline, the trail continues through the willows, then westerly across the tundra to the lake. The portion to the Rosalie trail is also referred to as "Scott Gomer Creek Beaver Ponds". Show more
#2 - Tanglewood Trail
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 6 h 45 m
The Tanglewood Trail begins in the southeast corner of the Wilderness and climbs north to a saddle on the boundary between the Pike and Arapaho National Forests. Trail is almost entirely in the Mount Evans Wilderness.Show more
#3 - Rosalie Trail #603 via Tanglewood Trail #636
Pike National Forest
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
Caution: Users have reported that the sharp turn at the west end of the loop is difficult to find.Show more
#4 - Wigwam Trail 609
Lost Creek Wilderness
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Length: 11 mi • Est. 6 h 1 m
#5 - Rolling Creek Trail via Colorado Trail
Lost Creek Wilderness
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Length: 12.9 mi • Est. 7 h 53 m
#6 - Mount Bailey Trail
Bailey, Colorado
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 38 m
#7 - Slaughterhouse Gulch OHV Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 11.2 mi
Please note this trail is not for pedestrians. Please do not attempt to run, hike, or walk on this trail. It is only meant for vehicle use. A fun hard-core loop close to Denver. Most of trail is in the trees and not very scenic. Great route for winter snow runs. (Mud bogs east of Waypoint 05 are permanently closed. Plans call for east end of F.S. 101 to open after reclamation of bogs is complete.) High Point 9,500 ft. Best time to go: June thru October. Located in Pike National Forest. For current conditions call Platte Ranger District (303) 275-5610. Difficult. Narrow, tippy and rutted with washouts, small rock obstacles, tree roots and steep sections. Not overwhelmingly difficult for a well equipped, hard-core vehicle, but enough challenge to make it interesting. Roof damage possible due to tippy section through tight trees. (Trail conditions may be easier after maintenance.) Watch for horseback riders and hikers should they venture onto this trail. Show more
#8 - Miller Gulch to Gashouse Gulch Loop
Pike National Forest
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 4 h 42 m
Partially shaded lollipop loop through part of Miller Gulch and Gashouse Gulch. There are lots of big boulders near the trail that make for a nice spot to rest and take in the views. The hike is more of a long hike instead of a strenuous hike without that much elevation gain. There is a parking lot about a half mile from the trailhead on Eos Mill Road. The trail is also open to mountain bikers.Show more
#9 - Rosalie Trail
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 11.5 mi • Est. 7 h 10 m
This trail is long, but it's one of the most secluded-feeling trails that one can find this close to Denver. Use is moderate to heavy for the first 5 miles. The Rosalie Trail follows Deer Creek up to the saddle between Rosalie and Logan and ends at Guanella Pass.Show more
#10 - Brookside-McCurdy Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 14.9 mi • Est. 8 h 37 m
The Brookside-McCurdy Trail is the major north-south artery through the middle portion of the Lost Creek Wilderness. This trail presents the hiker with the wide variety of the Lost Creek Wilderness, including different forest types, wide-open parks, and wild formations of red Pikes Peak granite.Show more
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