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

The trail where bikers are not permitted is quite nice. The water is crystal clear and the views of the mountains are breathtaking. The trail is very easy to access as well as easy to hike. Although jt’s a beautiful hike, I personally enjoy views that don’t include power lines and major roadways. For where it’s located, it’s a great hike and worth it.

The directions are not accurate to the trailhead. Use the gps on the trail map to find the actual parking area. Great hike for dogs, there is water at least 60% of the time. Only downside is that you can hear I 70 2/3 of the way

Favorite local trail, hike it a couple times of week just to escape. Great views of the lake and mountains, very quiet for being close to town!

It was on the shorter side actually clocked 3.5O miles. Pretty easy. Felt like I could do more. That's the only reason not 5 stars. Beautiful scenery.

Beautiful. Wildflowers almost at peak. Not too windy and no snow on trail.

I’m obese and out of shape so this trail was perfect. I got a workout heading up the trail but not so much that I was miserable. If you are looking for an easy trail or have small kids this is perfect. Great views.

A little muddy but a good hike :)

Cool little hike. Took a 7 and 10 year old. While they complained a bit about the “uphill” portions, they had a great time exploring the trail, woods, and views.

Amazing views--especially from the top. Few small areas of snow to cross--but done easily. First 1/2 mile intense, but levels out after that.

hiking
28 days ago

We started at Meadows Trail from parking lot on Highway 6, then Crosscut up to Ridge Trail where picture was taken.

A nice easy trail, some awesome views of the lake and surrounding mountains. A nice mix of open and wooded areas. Great for warm-ups.

June 10 2018, still snowed over on the trail in a few key places, lots of traffic but most drop out after the first or second climb.

easy trail. I did it with my 9 year old and my 8 month old. I was able to use the stroller but mainly stayed in the main road. it took us 30 minutes to reach the lake from the parking lot but we are slow walkers.

Altitude is rough at first but the hike is beautiful. Views the whole way!

Fantastic views and super close to the highway so it was a great way to break up our drive back to the city.

Very windy but worth it. Amazing views from the start and they just get better.

great views and very light traffic. easy for any group

Be ready for intense winds and still crossing a few snow fields. The view from the ridge line is beautiful if you can handle the gusts. The parking lot is heavily used by back-country skiers, so get there early if you want a spot. There have also been many recent spring avalanches along Loveland pass, so keep your eyes out while driving as well.

The old reservoir trail has amazing views and a quick 0.8 mile trip uphill. Very easy but the views are wonderful!

Nice quick trail nearby my house. Good for my small elderly dog. Route options between 2-4 miles, looped, so you can choose to do more or less based on your mood. Steep switchbacks climb to moderate ridge through the trees. Connecting with woods road that heads downhill, back to the main waterfront trail and rec path/parking area. Watch for bikers when you connect back briefly with the rec path.

Conditions 4/25 are very muddy and wet; with some snow still present in shady places. Beware of mud slicks, soft snow and steep edges climbing switchbacks. Thankfully I didn’t fall and make a mess of myself!

1/30/18 Hiked this trail with some friends from the East Coast(I’m local) and we all enjoyed the views. Half of the trail is covered in snow and the other is paved. I’m glad I was recording because at one point the trail split and we went the way where the snow was most packed(assuming it being most traveled), which ended up being wrong. We had to find the trail by cutting across untouched snow which was up to our knees. It was all worth it. Not a lot of people on the trail and got some great photos.

You know how the previous reviews mentioned “don’t sleep on the wind?” Yeah, well, do not! Staggering views from the start that keep getting better. No protection from elements, which only adds to the fun.

Great hike to bring your furry friends along! The views are wonderful, especially from the ridge trail. The gravel road was mostly clear of snow, but once you turn off on the ridge trail, the snow get a little deep. Great views!

great scenery. part of the ridge was closed but there is light trail that works around.

Outstandingly beautiful trail, but seriously gusty/dangerous winds at the summit. I do not recommend hiking it alone, as I needed to hold on to someone to make sure I was not blown over. Microspikes not needed.

trail running
7 months ago

Gorgeous, fun Winter trail run. I wore Kahtoola micro spikes for sure footing. Pretty views on a runnable Winter trail.

We wanted an “easier” trail close to Frisco and we chose this trail. We went up the ridge trail and it was STUNNING. As for easy it would probably be more like easy to moderate because there is some incline and a few rocky areas. We laughed because we were the only hikers without dogs! It took us 2 hours with stops along the way to take in the view. Loved it. But I am easy to please.

hiking
8 months ago

Wife and I hiked every inch of it...every overlook and side trail. I would stick to the ridge trail and go out and back rather than getting on the gravel path near the reservoir. Views from ridge trail are great!

We did the wide 3 miles from the trailhead straight out to the reservoir. It was cool, windy and an easy walk. We went mid-morning and there were very few people out there. The views are amazing. Perfect for out-of-towners looking for a good view and an easy hike.

Great views, but make sure you layer up. HEAVY winds and temps below freezing now

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