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

hiking
1 day ago

Partially shaded nice trail. Not that hard. Scramble at the end is steep, but short with lots of sculpted steps & plenty of hand holds. Wild flowers are past their prime this time of year. Beautiful view is your payoff at the summit.

Did with all 7 kids ages 6-16. Was a challenge for a few of them, but not too bad!

Good hike, went on a hot day so it was unfortunate that not much shade was available on the loop. The loop felt really long. Bring plenty of H2O!

Loved this hike! Just when you think you can't do anymore you start the boulder climbing and it opens up to an awesome view! Totally worth the climb. Did it with a 14, 10, and 5 year old.

off road driving
5 days ago

Took a not quite stock JK Wrangler up it. Hardest part is right at the beginning - you need to pick a line up a steep rock outcropping. The Rubicons we accidentally convoyed with walked right up it with their lockers. Next time we'd air down. The rest of the trail is pretty easy but jouncy with rocks. The 2nd half of the trail was closed off, so we never made it to the end.

Quick go to!

I hike this one a few times a year as a quick and easy way to get into nature as it is only a short drive from my home. It's a good one for dogs, and kids, as there is plenty to look at and the work is not too strenuous. Go early to avoid the heat and crowds. If you can, watch the sunrise over the reservoir.

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike for little ones and pups! Our 3 and 5 yr old made it just fine. Take lots of water in the summer and be sure to look for the olive trees, apple tree and raspberry bushes! Also, spotted an amazing Cecropia caterpillar, the kids loved it.

Great hike! Done this one with my dogs, kids, girl scouts multiple times. Great views! Be sure to have water with you!

hiking
8 days ago

NIce hike. no shade. Have done this one multiple times with my kids and dogs. Tend to see a lot of bikers on this trail.

This is a great trail for dogs, most of the trail is creek side.

It is a goos hike. Good for beginners. We took our dog. All was well although there is no shade.

hiking
12 days ago

Pretty dang challenging... but great views!

Beautiful and rewarding hike but challenging! If you don't get an early start, it gets pretty hot. It's very steep, and we rested in each shady spot because we got a late start and were in summer heat the whole way. Final part is steep and you have to climb to get the top, but it's worth it for the views. Lots of very cool rocks and minerals on the way, it makes the whole trail shimmery! Be very careful in sunny spots. We encountered a rattlesnake and had to wait for it to move off the trail. Check under rocks and don't step over or agitate a snake!

hiking
13 days ago

One of the better hikes I've been on within a short drive from Fort Collins. You essentially get to hike into RMNP from the backside, and I did not see a soul when I did it solo... only two very good sized bull moose that I watched feed for about 20 mins!! Was windy up above treeline, and it's a longer hike, so if you aren't a fast hiker, start early.

Great hike with a dog lots of shade and water!

Good trail great view. Overall moderate trail with one difficult rock climb

hiking
15 days ago

At some point they have re-routed this trail to make the left turn route a little less steep.... the entire hike with loop is 8.3 miles. At a ‘junction’ with the old trail, you can see evidence of where they filled the old trail with rocks. Long, steady incline if you go right... shorter, steeper incline if you go left(not too hard). Water levels low this year, so all stream crossings are easy. Friday morning, early July and only a few other hikers.

Great trail! Short but amazing views.

off road driving
19 days ago

Did this yesterday, super easy trail to find. I aired down for comfort and would possibly recommend it for a few sections but you could probably make it with out. Easy trail and lots of fun. Got to the top in about 90 min.

This is my favorite hike close to home. My grandkids ages 4 and 7 love it too.

hiking
19 days ago

Started near CSU Mountain Campus and hiked up to 3.1 miles to where sign says entering Rocky Mountain National Park. Our main intent was to see the B-17 crash site, but the directions are very misleading on All Trails so very disappointing. The day was beautiful in the beginning but became very hot on the way back and couldn’t wait to leave. Walking through the trail with the Alpine trees was my favorite. Not enough water for me. I like seeing waterfalls and streams and this trail had very little of that. View at top was pretty though.

Great hike! Good that the most challenging part of the hike is in the first mile and a half. The rest is Colorado forest and flowers at their best. My wife and I were treated to a Moose crossing our path, late in the afternoon, on the way down. I think he was startled by us and ran across, and down the path, ahead of us by about 100 feet - pretty close. It was a large (tall) buck, probably young as he was not bulked up.

Beautiful, hard enough for me for a workout the last mile. Combo of open fields, and trees. Great views from the top. I wouldn’t bring my older dog.

on Big South Trail

hiking
23 days ago

Easy hike along the Poudre River. Tons of places to go off and down by the water. So happy that I brought my chacos so that I could get in the river to cool off. Made it about 3 miles in and turned around.

hiking
26 days ago

Beautiful hike. Fair foot traffic late on a Saturday morning/early afternoon. Wildflowers were abundant and stunning, including classic Colorado columbines. Hiked to the May Creek bridge and then back out. No snow and just a few wet/muddy patches on the trail.

Hiked June 23, 2018, both summits. Gorgeous scenery in many spots, especially wildflowers, but there's basically NO TRAIL any more for much of the route. USFS has had the road closed since June 2012 High Park Fire, meaning overgrown, downed tree thickets, washed out, impossible to follow in places. Expect serious bushwhacking and route-finding. Even higher near the saddle, many places along the old road are nearly impassible.

Took us 2:40 tough climbing 2000' to WWP summit. No signage (go 11.5 miles west on gravel from Stove Prairie Road, look north across from USFS station), limited parking, road blocked after 1/10 mile and gate locked further up. Don't bother bringing 4WD, you won't need it. Just walk straight up the center (weaker) road and good luck.

hiking
27 days ago

This was a short, but pretty hike. Unfortunately, there are a few paths at the top that seemed like social trails because they don’t go anywhere and we weren’t able to figure out how it loops around. Also, it seems like this trail is not well maintained due to overgrown vegetation. However, it’s a nice short drive from Fort Collins and is a decent challenge for beginner hikers.

on Big South Trail

hiking
27 days ago

Loved it! Stunning views and close to the river

hiking
27 days ago

The altitude gain was really hard with my asthma, but with plenty of rest stops we made it to the top. The view was worth every single huff, puff, and pant it took to get up, and the trip down is nice and easy.

Beautiful hike! Went first thing in the morning and only passed one person on the west ridge part of the trail. Took the Arthur’s trail back and it was quite crowded.

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