- Southwest of Denver
- 3 mile roundtrip
- 1.5 to 2 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 10000 feet
- Summer - Fall
This trail runs between Fourmile and Horseshoe Campgrounds , a distance of just under 1.5 miles. Near its high point (10,900 ft), it passes through a small grove of ancient limber and Bristlecone pine "character" trees. From either end, the trail makes a fairly gentle ascent up timbered slopes to Limber Grove. The grove is much closer to the west end of the trail, so Fourmile is the usual access.
High-top boots with lug soles are recommended for this trail because it crosses loose talus slopes that can tire feet in other shoes.
Map + Directions
Fairplay is southwest of Denver via US Hwy 285
Travel 1.4 miles south of Fairplay on US 285.Turn right on County Rd 18 (Fourmile Rd) and proceed 9.4 miles to a point approx. 200 feet beyond the access road to Fourmile Campground. Park on the south side of the road.