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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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Meyer Ranch Park Trail
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Staunton Ranch Trail
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12 Completed 0 Reviews

What a great park and well maintained trails I started at the top parking lot and walked away from the Davis pond trail and jumped onto the Staunton Ranch Trail took that to bugling Elk trail to the pond then hiked up the Lions Back to the overlook AMAZING!!! Back down Lions Back and jumped on Marmot Passage to scout line to Staunton and back the way I came a total of about 11 miles and it was a work out but worth every step

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Staunton Ranch Trail
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4 Completed 0 Reviews

I really enjoy Staunton State Park! I definitely enjoy it more on the weekdays because it can get crowded on the weekends. If you take the more difficult trails, though, there are far less people. The only trail I haven't done is Mason Creek because it has been too snow packed this year. My favorites are Elk Falls and Scout Line. The views on those two trails are really spectacular! All of the trails are in excellent condition! If you take the Staunton Ranch Trail out to the pond and then back on Marmot passage and Scout Line, it is a really great day hike loop that provides an excellent work out.

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Staunton Ranch Trail
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I really enjoy Staunton State Park! I definitely enjoy it more on the weekdays because it can get crowded on the weekends. If you take the more difficult trails, though, there are far less people. The only trail I haven't done is Mason Creek because it has been too snow packed this year. My favorites are Elk Falls and Scout Line. The views on those two trails are really spectacular! All of the trails are in excellent condition! If you take the Staunton Ranch Trail out to the pond and then back on Marmot passage and Scout Line, it is a really great day hike loop that provides an excellent work out.

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Long Scraggy Peak
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54 Completed 2 Reviews

This is a great and little used peak. The views from the top are fantastic.

The route does require off trail travel and route finding which adds to the fun for me. The last bit has quite a bit of class 2 or so scrambling.

Highly recommended.

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Legault Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

It was peaceful and quiet once I reached the 2nd loop. Some pretty great views from the peak. Overall, it wasn't difficult even with snow. A nice hike to do in a couple of hours.

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Staunton Ranch Trail
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2 Completed 0 Reviews

Well maintained trails with great views!

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Staunton Ranch Trail
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10 Completed 0 Reviews

Staunton State Park trails were all great, very well maintained trails. Beautiful area and definitely speak to the park rangers/workers to get some background on the park.

Pros: Very easy/great location, tons of parking, beautiful trail(s), great elevation (not this trail but the "Scout Line Trail"), scenery and lookouts are great, park is newer so trails are well maintained and marked and the maps are accurate

Cons: Can be crowded (but there's plenty of space), $$ to get in (I think $15), many younger/HS kids there in groups and can be disruptive but were mainly respectful.

New trails are coming soon I hear though!

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Cub Creek Loop
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10 Completed 0 Reviews

This is one of my favorite hikes close to Denver. It's located between both upper and lower Maxwell Falls THs, but I'm also referring to "Cub Creek Trail" not the loop. Good amount of parking, usually not many people, somewhat leads in to the national forest area. You're supposed to have dogs on the leash, but it's not very crowded so you can let them off occasionally but be respectful and aware aka don't ruin this for other people.

Pros: Good hiking with good elevation gain and loss, eventually hits the creek about 3.5 or so miles in, good parking, never very crowded besides location, can find antlers in the right time of year

Cons: Close to some residential areas, comes very close to private property, some disrespectful dog owners (don't clean up, don't know when to leash their dog, etc.)