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Lions Gulch Trail Homestead Meadows

Contact Info
Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests - Canyon Lakes Ranger District
2150 Centre Ave.
Bldg. E
Ft. Collins, CO 80526

Phone:
970-295-6700
Basics
Location:
7 miles east of Estes Park
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
5.6 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
2.5 to 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
7200 feet
Elevation Change:
1300 feet

Description

The trails goes into Homestead Meadows where there are eight historical homesteads. The homesteads were built in the late 1800's-early 1900's before most were abandoned. There are interpretive signs at each homestead. The length of the hike increases to 6.5 miles if all the homesteads are visited. This is a popular and heavily used trail.

Details

Location:
7 miles east of Estes Park
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
5.6 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
2.5 to 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
7200
Elevation Change:
1300

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

The trailhead is located on Highway 36, seven miles east of Estes Park, or twelve miles west of Lyons.


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