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This is more a short bike trail. Flat point to point. Oh, it is pave. Not "hard" at all.

Beautiful view from Julien monument but watch out on the roads down below for the water treatment plants that are a bit smelly if you get stuck walking around them.

hiking
3 months ago

People put their kayaks in here and it is a lovely trail by the creek but it can be a little buggy, of course.

Beautiful view, you feel like you are in Colorado. Be sure to do the horseshoe part, many people just don't know that it's there at the Mines of Spain and miss out on it.

hiking
5 months ago

Trail also continues down north side of ridge down to Riprow Vallay. great view from the JD Monument.

Great view from north end. Great example of limestone cliffs. Look for owls,

Great birding trail. Savannas, Catfish Creek, upland and lowland forest. Unique ferns.