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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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Legault Mountain Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

First time hiking in a while and it was a great first choice. Not too snowy even en January.

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Lodgepole Loop
by Gene Terpening

6 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice easy trail for me and the boys. Next time up to the other two trails. Good quick trail for later fall afternoon.

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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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22 Completed 2 Reviews

Sweet combination of trails with beautiful views.

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Meyer Ranch Park
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15 Completed 11 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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Staunton State Park
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13 Completed 13 Reviews

Hiked to the Falls overlook almost to the top of Lion's Head. Beautiful views including the water fall and the valley along elk creek road. We then scrambled to the tippy top of Lions Head which was exhilarating. We were treated to beautiful 360 degree views including Evans and Bierstdat. The moss on the rock was amazing.

The hike to the overlook can be easy or hard. If you take Staunton Ranch Trail to Bugling Elk to the Fall Overlook, there is little challenge other than distance and some gradual incline. Staunton Ranch is a nice wide trail, almost like a road and is travelled by hikers, bikers and horses. If you take Scout Line and/or Marmot Passage, then you will be treated to a serious work out. Both are rocky, steep, well maintained, offer great views and neat attributes along the way. The lake where Bugling Elk, Marmot Passage and the overlook trail meet is very pretty. We were hoping to see some Marmot's but they were all hiding when we arrived. Apparently, they like to hang out on top of the large rock at the far side of the lake.

I love Staunton and have been there several times. The volunteer's are incredibly friendly and always out and available. The rock formations in the park are amazing. I am looking forward to the next few phases which include additional trails (Including to the base of the falls) and campsites.

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