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

Livermore, Colorado Map
1 month ago

We hiked the trail down to the lake and then on beyond down to a stream (dashed trail on the map ending in the red dot). Initially, we thought we would ride our bikes on the trail but they are fairly steep with quite a bit of loose rock. As others have said, the last half mile or so of the drive in in fairly rough. We were in a SUV that handled the road well, but a car in front of us nearly got stuck. The trail down to the creek is very steep and covered in dense growth of Lodge Pines, Quaking Aspens and Birch. It's beautiful but hardly "easy." The area was surprisingly crowded for as remote as it it. Several campers took the No Camping within 100' of the Lake Shore sign as merely a suggestion.

Tip: The trail down to the stream is sort of hidden behind the big pile of boulders at the north end of the lake. The trail appears to dead-end into the boulder pile but, in fact, it does not. You just have to climb over the boulders and continue on the trail heading south.

Went to the bridge and back because the town was working on the gate. Looking forward to running this trail.

3 months ago

Beautiful hike! Gorgeous scenery, not busy on a perfect Sunday. Flowers blooming, birds singing, fantastic!! We'll be back for round two!

good hike down to the water. Came across a rattle snake so watch for them.

This trail is beautiful!! Amazing views. I’d recommend doing the whole thing, including the OT trail. If you start to the left on the trailhead it has more of a steep decline. And then if you come up on the right side of the triple trail, it is a service road. Not hard at all, I will definitely be back for trail running.

5 months ago

What a great hike! Would be a great walk to take the entire family on. Even though it was very foggy and had just rained the hike was great for us and it wasn’t even that muddy!

Good hike. Only ran into two other couples hiking on the trail and a few horseback riders.

6 months ago

A great place to picnic, enjoy scenery, fish and spend a nice family day away from it all.

More like a path going around the lake halfway than a "hike".

Areas to set up camp for the night or so.

I drove a big Jeep-like truck up to this trail, if you have a little car you might have trouble. Other than that, this is a very easy trail once you get there. My 4 month old puppy and I hiked this and it’s pretty - aspen trees, alpine flowers, boulders and of course the lake. He had a blast splashing around and I laid a blanket out and laid on the shore. I’d go back anytime!

We decided to come here for a relaxing picnic by the lake. The hike itself was very short, but the view at the lake definitely made up for it.
On a side note, going back up the dirt path was very difficult and I do not recommend it if you don’t have a 4Wd. We drove there in our front wheel drive Ford Fiesta and we ended up stuck and unable to get up the incline. My boyfriend had to literally push the car up over the mud and ice.
Otherwise, I enjoyed the lake and the scenery :)

7 months ago

Oh man incredible views of the red rock!! This is an easy walk but I went the wrong way and went the long way round to Bent Rock. Unlike its name I was expecting a Rick but it’s really the low part of the basin. It’s Bent Rock Canyon. I was told try it while the flowers are in bloom. No dogs... however I saw a woman with 5 children and a labradoodle that was NOT supposed to be there. I enjoyed the hike.. there’s lots of coyote scat and a little river runs through it.

Out on Sunday morning 11/12/17. Trail well marked. Horses and dogs on leash allowed. No mountain biking.
Parts of the trail were muddy where sun had thawed the ground. Other parts, still frozen or decomposed granite. Did the entire loop. Saw only one large bird sorring in the sky above, two groups on horseback, and four couples on the entire walk. Water still running under the bridge on the trail. Nice hike for some good exercise and serenity.

11 months ago

I will be coming back here for sure. The open space was a little tricky to find since I'm not super familiar with the area. The breeze felt just as good as the sunshine did but I could see how this would be a super hot hike in the summertime. Only ran into a few other people here and will be bringing the bike back to go farther on the other trails next time. We didn't see any rattlesnakes but we did see a coyote and some deer.

This is a great short hike for all ages. The section on Sand Creek has a pretty stream, sandstone cliffs, and nice riparian areas. There are at least 3 stream crossings that have well place stepping stones. The loop around the hill crosses several interesting veins of rock.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Late September, pretty walk down to lake. We took it farther and found a creek and pretty valley with Aspen groves. Spotted a moose.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Beautiful lake and very remote. Glad we had a truck with 4wd for the drive in and to the parking lot/trail head.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Love hiking up in this area, we usually go early in the day and often have the place to ourselves. I don't believe we did the entire loop, but the part that goes along the creek along the rock sides is just lovely. We've gone further once the trail climbs up so you have a pretty good view of the whole area. Before that though, its easy enough and there a couple creek crossings to make you feel adventurous! I would imagine you most certainly wouldn't want to hike anywhere in this area during the heat of the day, so plan accordingly - very little shade!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

This trail was way out there in the middle of no where, it felt a little strange hiking with our young girls and some weird guy showing up in the parking lot, loitering around, and then left, anyway, I would watch out for rattlesnakes because we encountered a small one near one of the many gates you go through, definitely go when it's cooler out, no shade on the trail, the deer flies practically carried us away on the last part through the canyon area so bug spray is helpful, nice bathrooms and covered picnic table area at the parking lot, the stream was really nice, the different kind of rock layers was really pretty, the girls were able to handle the 3 mile loop with just a little up and down on the trail, one crossing over the stream did not have nice big rocks like the other crossings so the girls had to take their shoes and socks off to cross over, we will do it again someday but be more prepared next time

Saturday, July 15, 2017

A few hills. Horseflies we're very annoying! Beautiful views. Couple of creek crossings, we all got our feet wet.

Good trail with excellent views and a nice river crossing midway through. We went left from the trailhead and it was a steeper decline than you experience anywhere else on the trail. We did the OT loop also -- totally worth it!

Thursday, April 20, 2017


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Monday, March 27, 2017

Long drive from UW to Longmont. Needed a trail run. Nice, runnable trail. Got about 6 quick miles in.

Monday, March 20, 2017

(3.18.17) Hiked down the access road (currently closed) to the first lake. Quick and easy hike down. Would be a nice place to camp/back pack.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

awesome, my 3 year old daughter loved it and had no problem hiking the whole trail.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Took the kids on this trail and they had a blast our youngest is 2 and she managed for a little while. But even with her on my back this was an easy trail.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Nice enjoyable hike on a warm February day. The north side of the loop is a little more boring than the south. You go through about eight or nine gates over the course of the hike. Saw more horseback riders than hikers.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The geology is AMAZING!

Monday, November 14, 2016

beautiful trail, head to the bent rock trail from the parking lot and when you cross the river the first time is where youchoose your loop route, heading right/straightish brings you into a beautiful canyon with a creek. trails are very easy. ky-lynn is also beautiful

Monday, November 07, 2016

Would have been easy if I wasn't sore from doing Hanging Lake trail the day before..... Took the north side to the river and took the south side back to the parking lot. I don't think it really matters which you take because you have to go up eventually both ways.

It was a beautiful November day so the sun wasn't too hot but I could see how that could be an issue other times. Will be back for sure but will bring a picnic with me next time.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Good place to set up a tent for the night. The road to the lake is pretty rough and you need high-clearance 4WD. Very peaceful and quiet, some easy walking trails between the lakes as well.

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