- 30 miles south of Pueblo
- 16.6 mile roundtrip
- 9 to 10 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 7500 feet
- Elevation Change:
- 3900 feet
- Summer - Fall
The Greenhorn Trail is 7.8 miles long; beginning elevation is 7,460 feet and tops out at 11,340 feet, a gain of 3,880 feet. This trail is moderate for hiking.
The Greenhorn Trail has two Trailheads access points.
The first one is located near the town of Rye, Colorado (Rye is 30 miles south of Pueblo) Southwest of Highway 165. Head West through Rye on Main Street, then right on Cuerna Verde to the end of the road.
The second Trailhead is located off Forest Service Road # 360 off Ophir Creek and follows the road to the end.