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

Great hike! It is steep in many spots and has some shade, but was hot already on a morning hike. The view at the top is very nice.

Starts out moderate but gets very steep about halfway through. It was sunny until you get into Shadow Canyon, but then gets much steeper so was still very challenging and once you get to the top there is more sun. I found it very difficult and stopped many times, but I haven't done much hiking lately. The view at the end was nice, getting to see the mountains in the distance, but I was very worn out coming down. I should probably have waited until I had done more hikes before doing this one. The dog liked it but she was very worn out at the end. It was her first hike and it was probably a little too much for her.

Pretty steep, narrow in parts. Nice view of the Continental Divide at the top. Seeing the remains of the Crags Hotel was very cool!

My daughters, 7 and 10 hiked this trail with me. It was steep, we took lots of breaks and there are some very narrow parts of the trail. The view from the top is beautiful and worth the hike.

Go early in the morning. We started at 8 am, but by the time we were coming out it was starting to get too hot for the dog. There is some shade, but the middle part of the hike is fairly exposed to the sun.

I did this hike in the fall and it was a little foggy and misty which made it that much cooler and eerie. Steep uphill on the way up but much easier on the way down.

This is a great mid trail for a day hike. Take water and a camera.

Loved it but hot in the summer! Partially shaded

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12 days ago

Great, easy trail. We started late around 2:30 and finished before less than 3 hours. We took our time at the start to acclimate to the altitude. Arrived in CO yesterday.

on Goshawk Ridge

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12 days ago

Amazing hike! Uphill and downhill..not tok crowded. Lots of wildflowers.

on Fowler Trail

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12 days ago

Great hike! took the loop around Goshawk as well to add intensity to the hike. Not too crowded also for a sunny Saturday morning.

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13 days ago

Definitely challenging climb/hike. Came across baby rattlesnake along the trail. Very title wildlife otherwise. Lots of stairs on Shadow Trail. We took Mesa to add 2 miles to hike and came down Homestead. My favorite hike so far in Colorado.

Nice hike that is close to town. Area is busy so go early.

What a great hike. Definitely challenges that cardio and strength for a hike in the front range but has to be my favorite hike in Boulder. Beautiful, challenging (perfect for 14er training- sans the altitude), and close to Denver! Oh, and bring exact change-$5 for parking!

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17 days ago

Loved this trail. Brought our two small dogs and it was very safe for them. We kept them on leash and let them cool off in the stream at the halfway point. Definitely go in the morning. Middle part of trail really exposed but flatter and beginning and end is nice and shaded. Start and end with switchbacks. Beautiful views! We saw Denver’s skyline and the river at the turnaround is really beautiful.

Did this hike early July with my 5 and 7 year old boys. Beautiful views, light traffic early in the day. A bit steep for the youngest but we just took our time.

20 days ago

awesome! beautiful!

A moderate uphill climb with some great views. Top of the trail is closed until mid-July but it was still a fun hike.

Beautiful trail! The views were amazing!

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27 days ago

Trail is closed at the top for Golden Eagle nesting until July 15, 2018. Rocky uphill climb. Good views of Continental Divide.

This hike has amazing views, however the loop closed for Eagles and so it is not a loop hike, you hike up and back down the same trail. Get there early or you won’t get parking.

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28 days ago

Great views, decent hike, nice overlook at the continental divide. Not crowded on a Thursday afternoon

Good quick hike with great views and a decent workout!

This ones a favorite close to home! Connects to other trails, so you can make it a longer hike if you want. Everything is lush & green right now & tons of wildflowers. Did this on a late Sunday afternoon & is wasn't too crowded.

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1 month ago

Great hike to acclimate our flat lander bodies to the higher elevations prior to hitting the higher trailers in the National Park. Great views especially if you go the the river and just beyond.

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1 month ago

gradual climb with very nice views at the top. **the loop is currently closed through mid July for eagle preservation.

This is a moderate hike with amazing views along the way. There’s a great spot to view the Continental Divide at the top.

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1 month ago

6-13-18 great day on the trail. Very well maintained and a good workout! Views were great. Good blend of shade and exposed areas. Bring plenty of water and stay hydrated. I want to go back and do the walkers ranch loop’

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1 month ago

This was a fun and easy trail, we went as far as the small waterfall on the ranch trail making the total trip 7 miles in/out. There was plenty of beautiful scenery and mature tree cover, we were rained on, but if we weren't I think this would have been a very warm summer hile.

Overall: a great way to spend 4 hours with hikers of any skill level. Bring water!

great hike in shade for a hot sunny day.

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