Explore the most popular forest trails near Central City 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 month ago

Great trail. Took my 6 year olds with and they did very well.

Great hike with a beautiful rewarding view at the top, and then beautiful aspen trees and wildflowers on the way back down. Highly recommend!

It was diverse

hiking
2 months ago

An easy trail that the kids really enjoyed. This was the first stop of our Colorado trip.

Did this trail 4/22. Little muddy in few spots but mostly dry and super fun. Some really awesome views once you get going as well. Third time hiking this combo and one of my all time favorites.

Great scenic drive. Would highly recommend stopping in Nederland, it’s such a cool little town!

hiking
7 months ago

It was a fun little hike on Christmas day. 2-3"snow all along. It ends in Mule Deer trail, which is closed on the right side (climbing up) in about 100 yards
It was windy, cold and snowing throughout.
We started hike at about 2:30 pm

Not too difficult and hooks up to a lot of other trails.

scenic driving
Sunday, August 13, 2017

One of my favorite Colorado scenic drives. Stop in Estes and Nederland.

LOVE these trails. Moderate incline and lots of shade.

scenic driving
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Did this drive as part of our week long loop trip in Sept. of 2016. Getting off I-70 just before Idaho Springs, we drove up thru Central City, and then out to see the east portal of the Moffat tunnel in Rollinsville, just as a train had come thru. We spent the first 2 nights in Nederland. Then we drove from there up to Estes Park for a few days. Great drive with lots of places to see along the way. Aspens were just starting to turn color. Another great stretch of scenic highway in Colorado!!

scenic driving
Thursday, December 08, 2016

We, too, did this in September and the drive was beautiful. Starting in Estes, the view of Longs and Meeker Peaks to forests filled with the fall color of aspens. Nederland is a quirky little place worth wondering around. Later, you come to the casino area of Black Hawk. Going beyond Black Hawk on 119 and 6 will lead you through some canyon areas and on to Denver.

scenic driving
Friday, May 13, 2016

Beautiful drive. Be sure to check out the Stanley when in Estes Park.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

If you're looking for a Sunday drive around September 15th this is it!! Beautiful fall foliage, don't forget your camera. There are quite a few spots to pull over and enjoy the scenery.

scenic driving
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Did this drive while visiting RMNP. We were staying in Estes Park, and drove down to Central City and back in one day. A very scenic drive, and we managed to lose a little money in the casinos.

scenic driving
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The whole drive is great, Through Nederland, Central City, Rollinsville, and Estes.

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