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Best Trails in Bailey

Maxwell Falls Lower Trail

Evergreen, CO

Maxwell Falls Lower Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Evergreen, CO that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and horses and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Shelf Lake Trail

Bailey, CO

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Brookside-McCurdy Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Shelf Lake Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Long and beautiful

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Ben Tyler Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

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Meridian Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

great hike. probably need an SUV or higher to get to the trail head; subi might bottom out in some spots. nice views. this trail leads to many other trails. the end of the trail was still covered in snow.

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Tanglewood Trail
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82 Completed 70 Reviews

Trail was kinda meh for me. Seen many trails like this thru trees by creek, nothing special about this one. Not sure about all 5 star reviews. I seen better. Although, we did not reach Pegmatite points, which was really our destination, because of 2+ ft snow and we did not have snowshoes or traction devices and couple people in our group chickened out trying post holing. We stopped literally 400 ft from the points, which was disappointing. We did total 7.2 miles out and back. Points are a total of 8 miles apporx. Had not expected that much snow. Maybe in another 2 wks Pegmatite points are possible when the snow melts. Saw some views of Mt. Royal.

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Brookside-McCurdy Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice, moderate hike. We made it to the sign for the Pike National Forest before turning around, not sure how many miles that was, maybe about 3.5? The trail is well maintained, we crossed the stream 4 times and only passed a handful of other hikers this morning.

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Shelf Lake Trail
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34 Completed 7 Reviews

One of my all-time favorite hikes. If you like wildflowers and solitude, this is your hike. Never crowded, it's one of the best-kept secrets off of the Guanella Pass Rd. I've hiked it four times over the years and would say I've seen a total of 10 people on the trail. Will be back again this summer.

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Meridian Trail
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10 Completed 10 Reviews

Really enjoyed this trail, very secluded and a decent drive to get to. 4WD/AWD may be required depending on the weather.

Pros: Great hiking, good elevation gains and drops, great scenery, not crowded, creek at the TH is nice, very dog friendly, tons of wildlife

Cons: Not terribly difficult to find, but not a ton of parking and the road may be rough/muddy/require AWD/4WD, be prepared for wildlife and don't approach it (last time I went up I encountered a bear about 100 yds off).

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Brookside-McCurdy Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

There was still a fair amount of snow on the trail towards the end but overall I really enjoyed it. There weren't very many high point views but the views of the valley with Mount Evans in the background were great. It was overcast during the entire hike so I can only imagine what it would be like if it was sunny out. Also, I wouldn't classify this as a "Hard" hike but instead a more moderate hike even though there is some distance.

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Rosalie Trail
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6 Completed 1 Reviews