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Maxwell Falls and Cliff Trail Loop Trail

Evergreen, CO

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This candy wrapper style loop trail, located near Evergreen, CO, will take you past 2 small water falls and Upper Maxwell Falls if you do the whole loop. This is a easy to moderate trail with only a minor elevation gain of 644 ft.

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Shadow Pines Loop
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice family friendly trail. Loop is 2.8 but add in the trail to and from the loop and it's 4.2 total. Must be used by a lot of horses. Shadow Pines Poop Loop.

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Alderfer / Three Sisters Medley
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20 Completed 2 Reviews

Sweet combination of trails with beautiful views.

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Meyer Ranch Park
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14 Completed 10 Reviews

I was not too crazy about this trail. First of all, it is right off a busy highway and it takes a while before you can get out of earshot of the traffic. Not what I am up for on a hike! There are also no views so if you want to walk in the woods this hike is for you but it's pretty anticlimactic. Not for me.

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Legault Mountain Trail
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10 Completed 4 Reviews

Wrote above on wrong trail. This is moderate hike and well worth it but not steep.

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Legault Mountain Trail
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10 Completed 4 Reviews

Steep climb but the view was worth it.

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Reynolds Open Space Park: Raven's Roost Oxen Draw Loop Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trail - there is a very small inner loop called Elkhorn, you have to leave this inner loop on either Oxen Draw or Raven's Roost. There is an opportunity to go on a trail called Eagle's View. I think this should be recommended, though we only did part of it. Apparently that's where the best views are. It connects Oxen Draw and Raven's Roost, so just makes the loop a little larger.

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Hummingbird / Songbird Loop
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Well kept trail with lots of steep inclines and declines, great for aggressive running.

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Shadow Pines Loop
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37 Completed 16 Reviews

Flying J Ranch Park is an easy park to hike IMO. Not a lot of elevation, no big ascents or descents. Fairly flat trail starting at Junction House Trail to Shadow Pine Loop Trail. Mixed bag of tree coverage, dead Conifer forests, lush mossy forests and open fields. There is a little creek that runs across the trail about half way around the loop (if you start at Junction House trail). Lots of little benches and picnic areas around. This is a great trail for a family day outing, or if you live nearby a quick jog or bike ride around.

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Meyer Ranch Park
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37 Completed 16 Reviews

North on 285, get off on S. Turkey Creek Rd. and the park entrance is right there on the right. The parking lot is packed currently (Jul. 2014) as construction crews have taken most of it over while they work on a bridge on 285 and there are lumber jacks cutting down the dead trees in the park. There are a LOT of dead trees - sad. But there are a LOT of wild flowers and Columbines in particular.
The trails are easy, but its high altitude, so if your a beginner, you'll lose your breath and need to hydrate a lot. Bonus, they have benches for beginners. Everyone starts at Owl's Perch, then its on to lower lodgepole loop, which breaks at sunny aspen loop which at about half way around that loop you can hit old ski run loop. We did all the loops and still got home before dark even after leaving S.E. Denver at about noon.

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Lodgepole Loop
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26 Completed 24 Reviews

Nice 2 mile loop through the forest. We went in June and the wildeflowers were awesome. Lots of Columbine to take photos of.

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