Colorado Trail Systems:

 

St. Mary's Glacier Trails

West of Denver, Colorado

Trail system spanning more than 135 miles across Central City, Arapahoe National Forest, Roosevelt National Forest & Black Hawk

 

Click for Directions 39°48'31.3"N 105°31'53.0"W

Driving Distances to Trailhead:

  • 10-minutes from Black Hawk, CO

  • 25-minutes from Idaho Springs, CO

  • 55-minutes from downtown Denver, CO

#1 Nevadaville Gulch Trail

  • 3.8-miles one-way 

  • 1-2 hours plus return time

  • 9,460 ft. at highest point 

  • Historic Colorado trail 

#2 Yankee Hill Road Trail

  • 8.5-miles one-way

  • 2-3 hours plus return time

  • 10,930 ft. at highest point  

  • View St. Mary's Glacier from above

#3 Lock Lomond Trail

  • 2.3-miles one-way

  • 1-2 hours plus return time

  • 11,200 ft. at highest point  

  • Beautiful lake view via Kingston Peak

#4 Kingston Peak Trail

  • 7.6-miles one-way

  • 2-3 hours plus return time

  • 12,030 ft. at highest point  

  • View the James Peak thirteener

#5 Apex Road Trail

  • 11.6-miles one-way

  • 1-2 hours plus return time

  • 10,500 ft. at highest point  

  • Easy cruise through ghost town

#6 Rollins Pass East Trail

  • 12.3-miles one-way 

  • 1.5-2 hours plus return time

  • 11,320 ft. at highest point 

  • Historic rail route with lake views

#7 West Magnolia Trail

  • 4.3-miles one-way 

  • 1-2 hours plus return time

  • 9,330 ft. at highest point 

  • Easy, kid-friendly ride on forest trails

#8 Pickle Gulch Trail

  • 5.2-miles one-way plus side roads

  • 2-4 hours plus return time

  • 10,500 ft. at highest point

  • Difficult sections can be bypassed 

#9 Moon & Gamble Gulches

  • 12.1-miles one-way

  • 2-4 hours plus return time

  • 10,600 ft. at highest point 

  • Tree-lined cruise to top of Dakota Hill

 

Rainbow Falls Trails

South of Denver, Colorado

Trail system spanning more than 115 miles across Pike National Forest, the Hayman Burn Area & Rampart Range Road

Click for Directions to 39°08'07.4"N 105°06'19.7"W

Driving Distances to Trailhead:

  • 20-minutes from Black Hawk, CO

  • 40-minutes from Colorado Springs, CO

  • 100-minutes from downtown Denver, CO

#1 Rainbow Falls Trail

  • 8-miles round-trip

  • 1-2 hours 

  • 8,600 ft. at highest point 

  • Pikes Peak view at trail system start

#2 Dakan Road, Long Hollow Road Trail

  • 23-miles one-way

  • 2-3 hours plus return time

  • 9,000 ft. at highest point  

  • Ride Rampart Range west to east

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