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

Hiked this 3 days ago. We had very good visibility so views to both Loveland and Estes Park were fabulous! This is pretty a vertical climb and bring plenty of water!

Beautiful trail if not rocky, my puppy was able to make it up though. The view is sick.

Started from Garden Gate TH. Good views. Good climb. Some steep and rocky areas and other sections go through open meadows.

hiking
8 months ago

This is my favorite hike on the south slopes of Crosier Mountain. If you go east from the top of Sullivan Gulch for about a half mile you'll reach the high point at the east end of Crosier, which we've named "Sullivan Point." It has an easy short scramble to get to the top of the rock outcrop that is the highest point.

hiking
9 months ago

Crosier is a large complex mountain with three feeder trails leading to the main trail that traverses the mountain from east to west.

Really enjoyed this quick little afternoon hike! We brought our dog and she had a great time. A couple other people on the trail, but mostly secluded. Got caught in a hailstorm as soon as we reached the top so coming down was a little tricky, but overall we had a great time.

Vear right at the fork on highway 34 at the Drake turnoff. the road to start the ascent is just at the bridge on the right side of the road. was a lot of fun, but cloudy day limited visibility. not too technical. stock trail 4 runner did just fine.

hiking
9 months ago

Loved this hike this morning with my 3 dogs. As mentioned the trip out is a cardio workout but worth the sweat to reach the summit meadow areas where my dogs could run around. Enjoyed the shady, rocky trail area on the first 2/3...felt rainforestesque due to all the rain this week.

Did the rainbow entrance. Pretty steep, but so pretty! Great views off the top.

Beautiful trail!! Took a solo trip up on a rainy/foggy day and saw 1 other human the entire time. We didn't make it to the summit because of the storm, but we loved what we did manage to get done. The Drake trail is rated as difficult on the map at the trailhead which I think is accurate.

off road driving
10 months ago

The directions to the trail are incorrect but my cousin and I had the best time on this trail. Would not recommend for a first time off road experience but definitely worth your time.

hiking
10 months ago

I enjoyed the views and abundant wildflowers on the trail. The trail was marked as difficult on the sign at the entrance to the trail and it is apt. However, the journey is worth the inclines. I highly recommend you bring twice the amount of water you need, I sincerely regreted not bringing more. All in all worth it, and will be heading back again.

hiking
10 months ago

This hike was absolutely stunning. The climb up was definitely that-- a climb. The trailhead itself ranks this hike as "difficult" so be prepared for that instead of the moderate that AllTrails has given it.
The views however were incredible and totally worth all the huffing and puffing and water breaks it took to reach the summit.
We saw two mountain bikers and 5 other hikers over our 6 hour venture (some of which spent offtrailing) on July 4th weekend which was absolutely incredible. Highly recommend this trail!!!

Great. Jews easy ride close to Loveland

off road driving
10 months ago

Absolutely love it, however the directions the app give you our incorrect, drive to the road called Forest Road 128 and then continue on Foggy Park road

hiking
10 months ago

We thought this trail was hard due to the steepness crossing the ridges. It's worth the effort for the beauty of the flowers. We loved the variety of views; we traveled through forest, meadow and perched atop the rocky peak to enjoy a fabulous vista.

one of my favorite hikes. only saw a few people. overall a long worthwhile hike. the trail was clear except for a few fallen trees but the path around was clear.

hiking
11 months ago

Wow this was quite the challenging climb! Could be that I haven't been up at elevation much lately, but it was a lot of climbing, view was totally worth it though! Started early and was the 2nd car at this trailhead, ran into some others at the top and was getting busier on the way down.

hiking
Thursday, April 20, 2017

I brought home 7 Rocky Mountain Wood Ticks from this hike, had them tested for Lyme etc, thankfully negative, but be careful!!!! I love this hike but really hate ticks, so won't be back

hiking
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Didn't make it to the top, which I bet would have made it better, but we started noticing ticks on our dog about a mile in and turned around.

hiking
Monday, March 20, 2017

Definitely easy to miss the trailhead. The first part of the trail was very rocky, it evens out, but remains rocky the whole way. Shaded in many parts, which was great for the dog. Gradual but steady incline the whole way up. The first part of the trail I was wondering if it was going to be worth it, but the views at the top were great. We were there on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and didn't see anyone else the whole time. With lots of water breaks it took us about 1 hr 45 mins total.

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Could not access this trail. Several no trespassing signs were posted at the entrance.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

I've done this hike countless times and love it even more every time I do it. The hike only takes me about 4 hours round trip. I love the meadow in the middle.

hiking
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Awesome hike took about 7 hours hard with the snow on the ground

hiking
Monday, October 24, 2016

This really is one of the most amazing hikes Ive been on around here. I took the southernmost trailhead off of 43 and the combinations of meadows and steep slopes plus amazing mountain views is hard to beat. Didnt quite make it to the peak as it was getting dark, but I will next time!

hiking
Thursday, October 06, 2016

What a fantastic hike. I enjoyed this one more than the famous Estes Park hikes. And the best part of it all? NO PEOPLE.

I took me about 6 hours, beautiful changing landscapes along the way. From rocky and steep to flat wide grassland.

I ran into a huge bull moose right before reaching the summit.

I'm a very fit 30 year old but found this hike to be very strenuous. If you looking for a beautiful trail to experience raw nature without seeing another human being, this is the one.

off road driving
Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Liked the ride but not sure where to park truck and trailer to start. I think we were in wrong place but it was a beautiful ride.

off road driving
Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Couple of friends and I went up a few weeks ago. It was pretty awesome. Some steeper climbing in a vehicle. Overall it was pretty neat getting up there.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

good

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Awesome views from the peak! A strenuous hike but well worth it.

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