Explore the most popular hiking trails near Bailey with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

off road driving
1 day ago

Good local to Denver Trail. I use this for shake down runs for my rig and quick get away. Especially when others like Barbour Fork are still closed seasonally. I'm headed up there again this week to drive/camp for a night. Stay on the trail and respect the private property. I've run this in my 1992 Range Rover Classic with 2" lift and 33" BFG ATs solo. There are some tip over spots you could get yourself in trouble on but just run a smarter line and you should be fine. Air down, watch for snow/ice in winter especially on the long hills in the trees, and pack out your trash.

hiking
1 day ago

Love this trail. The snow had completely meted on the trail aside from one or two small patches over the 5 miles up. No Yak Tracks necessary. Steady incline the whole way up and a good workout.

off road driving
2 days ago

This trail is marked as hard it is not. I took two brand new jeepers out and they had to problem navigating the trail. They were stock and aired down. A couple areas they had really close clearance issues but were able to manage with no damage. it is a relaxing fun run to drive and get outside. Ran into a Dirt bike rider, he does not recommend this trail at all for bikes.

off road driving
2 days ago

This was my first “difficult” rated trail that I’ve tried. It lived p to expectation. I def had a few hair raising moments since there were some truly challenging (for a newb) terrain. Glad I did it though! I’ll be back many times this summer. Looks like some great camping spots along the trail too.
‘18 4runner TRD OFF Road w K02’s

trail running
4 days ago

Great trail for trail running. I went up about 5 miles and heard some thunder so my pup and I turned around and got to the car just as the rain started. Was hoping to reach some sort of summit with a view but it never really happened, maybe if we were able to keep going up. Lots of beautiful views at the beginning of the hike.

off road driving
5 days ago

Really fun trail. Had a blast. I was running a stock 6 speed manual 2018 JLUR and my buddy had a stock 2016 JKUR. We had no problems even on the more difficult sections on the far side of the loop.

off road driving
5 days ago

Nice relaxing loop trail. Weather was decent and trail had no traffic in or out today.

first time I have been 4wheeling, had a blast. there are a couple of decent obstacles, but had no problems


04 silverado crew cab
35's
4" lift
no lockers

11 dodge ram crew cab
33's
stock

off road driving
6 days ago

Disclaimer: This review is based on a two wheel adventure.

I’ve heard a lot about Slaughterhouse Gulch and I’m always looking for a new place to experience on my motorcycle so I figured I’d have a look.

For those of you, like me, who long for a “motorcycle” filter on this All Trails app for now the best we can do is read reviews.

On my CRF450X I found Slaughterhouse to be very tame. Easy and unchallenged was the theme for the day. That being said, if you like fast rock scattered roads you may like it. It’s easy enough to teach new riders for about 90% of it. Expect the 10(ish) mile loop to take about 30 minutes or so, even faster if you don’t explore a little. Don’t expect beautiful mountain scenery.

Still worth 2 stars as it’s relatively close to the metro area and any day of riding is good.

Someday I may bring the Jeep up here as I’m sure that would be a MUCH different experience.

We did a quick one hour in and out hike on this trail. The initial bit is easy enough, and there are 360 degree beautiful views. Very little traffic.

off road driving
20 days ago

This review is primarily for other side by side enthusiasts. This was our first trip to this trail with our RZR 900 4 seater and we had a great time. The trail has a little bit of everything including hills, rocks, and water holes. We had no problem navigating the loop with our RZR and never bottomed out once. I would rate the trail as moderate and not hard. We did the loop twice and had a picnic lunch by a nice rock outcropping overlooking the valley. I would definitely recommend trying this trail out at least once.

on Rosalie Trail

hiking
24 days ago

Oof, this trail was a slog in the spring! Very beautiful, steady up and down for the first few miles (starting from the Bailey end), then was almost impossible to follow--big patches of snow and mud, wound up sinking up to my thighs in snow with my shoes filled with muddy water underneath the snow. It's gorgeous, but I'm going to wait until later in the season before attempting again! Made it up to the junction with Threemile trail (about 6 miles up at a beautiful ridge/plateau), soaked in some views, and camped a little ways below in the tree line. Want to try this one again when the weather is better and tack on Abyss Lake too!

hiking
1 month ago

Agreed a very solitary hike - did this trail last week and made it to the intersection between Rosalie and Abyss before I had to turn back due to trail pretty much disappearing from snow (highly recommend snowshoes!). Beautiful trail though with plenty of views - Mt. Bierstadt is visible throughout most of the hike. I’ll definitely be revisiting this one come summer with better conditions for a backpacking trip to the lake!

hiking
1 month ago

Once you get above treeline the views are beautiful; however, to get there you'll have to go through snow and ice. Pretty hike through the evergreens beside a creek. It's a gradual incline, but an incline the entire way up nonetheless. Above treeline is when the trail gets really hard to follow, so I wouldn't do this unless you already know the trail. I lost my way a couple times and decided to go back down before completely losing my way. Views are completely worth it, though! I did everything in trail running shoes and regret it. Definitely should bring yaktraks.

The directions to the trailhead are perfect; however, for the last 2.1 miles it is on an unpaved, very pothole-filled road.

Did this trail yesterday. There were o lay about 5-6 cars when I pulled in, saw only about 6-7 people the entire time. I was the last one to leave so had the trail to myself for a good 2-3 hours. Beautiful forest and creek, so quiet and relaxing. It’s a gradual uphill but not to bad for the first mile and a half (I’ve got a lot of muscle problems and asthma so if I can do it then most people can too). The trail is mostly clear and dry with some slick ice patches lingering. I talked to people coming down and they said at the 1.5-2mi mark, or where the switchbacks start, is ice and you need crampons to get up there, so I turned around when the ice got too thick. There is parking but no bathrooms, saw almost no trash (One soda cup and some really old rusted beer cans) so the trail is taken care off. Will definitely be going back after the rest of the trail thaws!

off road driving
1 month ago

was just here March 9th 2018, didnt see any closed signs. Trail was plenty open with minimal snow concentrate most on short flat sections. some fun obstacles and pull off points. completed fairly quickly in 3 inch lifted Land cruiser with 32 inch tires (didnt air down) and no lockers other than center. nothing overly difficult, would have made some of the harder obstacles easier if i had aired down. if your on the fence because of the difficulty rating, as long as you got some ground clearance, youll be fine. crow creek trail via slaughterhouse was gated off.

Great trail for fun. I drive a stock Jeep Liberty with no lift but good tires. I can make it clockwise but not the uphill (without possibly messing my vehicle up) not the uphill counterclockwise. Not great views for mountains but you are in the woods. It’s wonderful. You need 4wheel drive for sure. Great trail but more a 3 in rating 4 counterclockwise I guess. 4 hour round trip Denver to Denver with a great adventure in between. I probably shouldn’t do this trip in my vehicle so don’t imagine it’s just easy. Fun though.

hiking
1 month ago

Such a gorgeous hike. The creek, the scenery all-around on the way up, the views at the top as said before are amazing. This is definitely a 10 mile hike and the first 5 miles is pretty much straight up. Knowing that from previous reviews we went for it and loved it. Coming down almost is rough on the knees has going up is on the legs. But such a great workout. Lots of snow we started at nine in the morning April 1 went all the way to the very top of the ridge and didn’t get back to the car till three. Lots of small breaks on the way up stop for lunch but down went pretty fast of course. In the afternoon on the way down the trail was nothing but/and puddles in rivers We were yet tracks the entire way up and we’re better for it. But if the weather holds this is going to be a pretty mucky trail for a bit but will be back I bet it in the summer it’s even better

off road driving
1 month ago

Took my 97 land rover discovery to this trail for the first time. First part of the trail is easy then there are small sections that are little harder. Generally when the trail gets harder you have a second easier option right next to it. Snow was very slippery down hill. I was in low gear while applying the brakes. Part of the uphill trail gets very hard and I had my center locker on the entire time. Great trail and will come back for more!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful. Solitary. Saw a total of 7 people in 3 hours. Trail snow packed and only needed spikes bit a bit difficult to follow. Wish it were well marked. 4 miles in and tracks stopped. I tried to venture further but lodgepoled. Snow too deep after that without snowshoes. Still, lovely trail. If you’re looking for stillness without a lot of foot traffic, this is it. Look forward to hiking this in summer.

hiking
2 months ago

This was harder than we thought it would be. We wore micro spikes most of the hike. Quite icy. Lots of tree coverage. It’s a steady climb the whole way but it really got tough once we passed the tree line. It was hard to see the trail due to snow. We saw lots of moose poop but no moose; but they were close. It’s a beautiful hike. We will do it again.

You have a decent amount of ascent through trees until you get to the breath-taking views but they are SO worth it! It gets snowier and icier the higher you get (until you pass the tree line then the snow was scattered, lots of open ground). You could do it sans extra traction but YakTraks/micro spikes would definitely come in handy! I will say the actual trail is hard to find once you start to pass the tree line, mostly you're just following other people's tracks or making your own way (the vegetation does seem fragile so I wouldn't recommend stomping around all over up there!) If you can make it high enough though the views of the surrounding mountains are stunning! You hear the creek for a while which is nice and there's a pretty large parking area at the trailhead, it was really empty when I went around noon on Saturday 3/17. This trail was a bit of a workout since you're going up the whole time but with lots of water and some breaks you'll definitely be rewarded for the hard work!

off road driving
2 months ago

A few of us took a great rzr ride today! Great weather, beautiful sky & a casual chill ride!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful walk through the woods and gorgeous views once you’re above tree line. I definitely recommend spikes. It is almost all uphill for the first half of the hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Well maintained, didn’t see any other people today, trail is clear of snow and ice. No trail markings and there are forks in the path where it gets confusing which is why I rated it 4 Stars. Pretty pine and aspen forest.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked about 5 miles up this trail to a trail junction. There was patches and stretches of snow at higher elevations but not enough to post hole or need snow shoes. The first mile and a half has current logging operations and is kind of a mess. On the way down, there were a couple of men who drove about a mile to a mile and a half up the trail where a lot of the logs were stacked and were shooting rifles. Made a very unpleasant last half hour. They were fairly close to the trail and when we passed them, their gunshots were very loud and we didn't have the protective ear plugs they did. I wouldn't hike this one again unless doing a backpacking loop in the area.

off road driving
2 months ago

Not open until April 1st. There is no gate, however signs are clearly visible that the area is closed.

2 months ago

Great hike in the snow. Snowshoes not needed. Gradual climb, windy! In the forest the whole time.

hiking
3 months ago

Went Feb 9th. The trail has some slick snow/ice spots but it’s still very manageable. Lots of animal tracks and having the trail along the stream was very zen. We were lucky enough to run into two Great Pyrenees dogs who walked the entire time with us. We started fairly late in the day so we only made it about 1/2 the way up until we had to turn around. Wife and I both loved it.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful winter hike. Trail was packed snow for the first five miles and snow shoes were not needed until after the third stream crossing. I stopped at that point even though I had brought snow shoes with me. Extremely quiet. No one else on the trail for the 4 hours I was hiking.

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