3 miles
Distance
802 ft
Climb
-313 ft
Descent
03:01:48
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Rocky Mountain National Park
    Estes Park, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Hiking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running

This is an easy trail that is most commonly use to access the small Lulu City Ghost Town ruins. The trail is an easy walk with some up and down along the way. The trail will climb a bit up and around the meadow and then drop you down to the Lulu City trail network. Keep left to get to the ghost town.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Colorado River Trail hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    489 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,017 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,517 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,017 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,506 ft
  • Grade
    2.734%
  • Grade max
    -25.437%
  • Grade min
    35.034%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    5,143 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,341 ft
  • Avg time
    03:01:48
  • Avg reverse time
    02:15:16
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      Douglasmtn (Jan 6, 2021 at 20:40)
       Don't know how it would be with no snow, but there is a lot of downed timber once you pass the Shipler cabin, making travel on XC skis almost impossible.
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