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

hiking
9 days ago

Went on a foggy day and the views were still breath taking. 10/10 would recommend and am considering going back in the fall to see the aspen leaves change color

skiing
10 days ago

Skinned up and skied down. Great snow conditions all the way up. Snowshoes are needed as the sun warms up the snow as the day goes on.

Only a little snow left on the trail. No need for any microspikes

17 days ago

Very nice trail to get acclimated to Altitude. The entire trail is covered in snow reducing hiked MPH.

hiking
21 days ago

Hiked this on April 30, 2018. Beautiful hike that started at reverends ridge campground. Our phones recorded the hike as 3.4 miles loop hike from loop A campground with a 730ft elevation changed. The beginning was easy with a downward switchback trail followed by open fields with a private cabin in sight.

On the ascent there was mostly flat paths with rocks and boulders thrown in. Small patches of mud and snow but overall manageable.

“The Summit” stops at Panorama Point that has bathrooms and a gorgeous view of the Rocky Mountains.

Definitely a must see and good 1.5 - 2 hour hike!

hiking
22 days ago

Descent climb with an awesome view! I’d recommended this plus one other trail in Golden Gate if you’re looking for a day full of hiking

hiking
22 days ago

4-29-18
Important things first: $7.00 to park, and lots of bathrooms (at and around trailhead).
Beautiful trail and stunning views. The trail is pretty well marked but a little confusing in some spots. Most of the trail is shaded. We arrived around 10am Sunday and there was hardly anyone else there.

Earth Day! Two 9 year old boys, one lazier than the other, hiked bootleg-coyote-mule-barn- bootleg. We started around 10 am, stopped for 2 picnics and ended at 2:45.

The Coyote trail was difficult with the vertical gain, but best to do the work upfront and coast on down.

We had fun, likely will not return until fall to this trail. The meadows are filed with aspen and that will be gorgeous in October.

hiking
29 days ago

Earth Day! Two 9 year old boys, one lazier than the other, hiked bootleg-coyote-mule-barn- bootleg. We started around 10 am, stopped for 2 picnics and ended at 2:45.

We had fun, likely will not return until fall to this trail. The meadows are filed with aspen and that will be gorgeous in October.

hiking
1 month ago

Great for what we were looking for. Awesome views on the way to panorama point and at panorama point. Some spots were icy but we were wearing hiking boots and we were fine. Make sure to pay attention to signs to not go off the trail!

hiking
1 month ago

FYI: You have to pay $7 cash on entry to the park, and there is no human there to give change. You have to put your money in an envelope and drop it in a deposit slot that is too tiny to fit a bunch of coins in (we tried), so make sure you have correct change in bills!

The hike itself offers beautiful views of the mountains from a couple of different lookout points around midway, with most of the trail surrounded by forest. As of 4/15 there is a fair amount of mud on the trail and still a couple small patches of snow/ice, but nothing unmanageable in just boots. It was a nice hike to do with the dogs, and definitely on the easy side of moderate compared to other trails we’ve done. Enough incline to get your heart rate up in a couple places, but easy enough that we saw some people with kids on the trail. For us, hiking from Reverend Ridge campground to Panorama Point and back registered as 3.8 miles and 1 hr 45 mins.

hiking
1 month ago

Snow is almost all melted away. Had a hard time figuring out if we had gone on the right path since it converges with other trails. But great views and not too crowded.

hiking
1 month ago

I was here on the last day in March and the snow had melted to just a few inches so boots were enough to navigate the terrain. It was quiet and uncrowded and absolutely breathtaking.

hiking
1 month ago

When up to the start of the ascent and decided not to do the peak. Wind was super strong. No one else was out on the mountain. Snowshoes were extremely helpful (yay Revo Ascent!). Crampons and spikes were not needed on the glacier, though the hike from the parking lot to the lake had some pretty slick spots, especially for non-hiking shoes. Boyfriend brought his skis and took a few runs down the glacier.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a great hike. Took me about 3 hours 45 to the summit and 1 hour 15 to get back down. Crampons would have been great to get up that glacier. Had to stick to the rocks on the north side to get up which then caused me to miss the trail through the open space. Not a problem really though if you can identify the peak and cross. Was able to locate cairns to the top. The hardest part may have been getting back down the glacier without crampons. I basically skied down with my boots. The wind was a huge factor. Great hike overall.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike that wasn't crowded at all. Snowy in a lot of spots so I would highly recommend using your spikes for traction.

Seemed longer that 3.3 miles but well worth it.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Fun trail! It was quite tough in the snow. Not quite enough powder to snowshoe but we used them anyways for the crampons. Had a fun time though and it was gorgeous outside!

hiking
3 months ago

Great views along the trail and from Panorama Point. Didn't needs snowshoes, but traction devices increased speed and safety. A lot of time in the trees.

Great Winter Hike when weather cooperates.

Always a great go to! Has a little bit of everything you'd want in a day hike!

Pretty good hike, 95% in the trees so definitely not one if you want big views. But it was nice! Snow pack on the whole trail and one area of ice but I felt like my normal hiking boots were enough. I followed suit and started at panorama point, it was probably just under 3 miles from there. It would definitely be good in the summer with all the tree coverage. Good hike!

hiking
5 months ago

This is a nice trail that gets you away from the crowds but note that much of it is on a north-facing slope so it's a lot cooler than most of the rest of the park Also it starts on a downhill so be aware that you will climb back to your car. The parking area is Panorama Point, which is a kinda fun place in itself .

hiking
5 months ago

Highly recommend for a quick morning hike. Took me about 2 hours although I did stop to take photos along the way. There’s snow in some places but overall the trail is in good shape right now. Panorama point is a beautiful lookout spot. Trail strenuous in some places but overall pretty relaxing.

hiking
5 months ago

We did Coyote to Mule Deer and back to Bootleg Trail Head which makes for a nice 7 mile loop. The first mile on Coyote is pretty challenging with a steady uphill climb and some three point rock climbing before you hit the plateau. Once you reach the top the rest of the hike is fairly easy. Great views at Panorama Point and a perfect spot to stop for lunch. Coyote is pretty quiet most of the time and no bikes are allowed. Mule Deer can get crowded and watch out for bikes. This is a good trail for a quick get away from Denver.

hiking
5 months ago

Just strenuous enough and fabulous views await at the top. Great for doggie companions, too!

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked just part of the trail with my mom before cutting back to the road towards our car. Great views, chilly outside of the trees in late November.

hiking
5 months ago

I truly found this hike quite boring and uneventful. No spectacular views. A decent amount of effort required with no reward, in my opinion. Glad I did it, as I love exploring, but don’t need to return.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike with the kids.

hiking
6 months ago

Did this hike when the leaves were changing and it was beautiful!

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