It took me 3 hours up and 2 down. very nice trail. Not too heavily trafficked in a Sunday. A fairly steep hike with views of Signal Mtn, Palisade Peak, and Round Mtn. The entire Crosier Mountain Trail (#931) is 7.8 miles long and runs from the Glen Haven trailhead in the west to the Garden Gate trailhead in the east. Park at the lower lot and ride ~3.5 miles up the road to the upper parking lot. In the summer, you can rent a boat, bring your own or simply enjoy the gentle lapping of the waves from the sandy shore. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. Took about 2 hours to the summit and 1.5 hours down. This is a great trail. Don't Threaten. From the trailhead, you climb a small ridge, and then wind through a meadow filled with rabbit brush. Cool view of Longs and Meeker at the top. Hoghly recommended. Hot in the sun - not much shade. The first half of the trail has some nice views over a ranch and the second half moves deeper into the woods and gets a bit steeper. this was a great hike. Started at 8.30am (only 2 cars) - reached the summit at 11.00am and was back down at 12.30 = 4hours, short breaks and fast pace down. We didn’t hike it as rangers had taped off the entrance and we didn’t want to get citations. The hike takes you through wide open meadows (full of wildflowers in the summer), a secluded forest full of lodgepole pine and aspen, and then ends with a steep rocky ascent to the summit. Just west of the livery stables, there is a dirt road going south marked by a Crosier Mtn Trail sign. Directions from Loveland: Access #1: Travel west on Highway 34 approximately 15 miles to County Road 43, then travel north 8 miles to the site. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail. we probably lost 20min waiting for bikes to pass... very few people wearing masks which was striking to me. Crosier Mountain Trail is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Drake, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. It was a challenge for several of us flatlanders, but recovered easily at the top. 172 Crosier Mountain Trl , Glen Haven, CO 80532 is currently not for sale. Wonderful view of RMNP. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. We stopped at Table Rock for a water & snack break. Arrived at 9:30am & there is plenty of parking! The summit views are spectacular. Nice hike with option to hike further or just do a simple loop. You get great views even before the summit. This trail is best used as a descent through beautiful country. Good experience overall. There is a tree across the th for Glen Haven Can someone update if the trail is still blocked off by the Forest Service, or is it open again? Not a lot of shade. This trail can be used to access the summit of the mountain, where spectacular views await. Fair mix of shade and sunny spots. Got to the trailhead at around 7am on 8/11 and was the only car there! This trail can only be accessed from the Garden Gate Trailhead. Big Thompson & Estes Park Area: Drive up US-34 from Loveland to Drake. Elevation gain is pretty gradual until the last half mile or so to the summit. This is a delightful mountain singletrack trail, surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Front Range and Rocky Mountain National Park. He will begin this morning on Springer Mountain on terrain he’s never walked before hoping to reach Maine by mid-September. 6/7/2020 The hike took us 6 hours and our GPS watch distance was 10.9 miles round trip. All the Crosier Trailheads (rainbow, glen haven, etc) are closed due to fire restrictions. See Crosier Mountain Trail 931 - Glen Haven Trailhead and Crosier Mountain Trail 931 - Rainbow Trailhead for descriptions of the other routes. The trail climbs straight from the parking lot. The Crosier Mountain (Glen Haven) patrol begins at the Glen Haven Trailhead. Lots of exposed portions of the trail so I suggest wearing sun protection and starting early. I started at 7 am on 8/30 and was only 1 of 2 people for a long time. Crosier Mountain Trail is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Drake, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. A bit of snow. Great place to bring dogs to. They gave me a leaflet and this hike was on it. If you’re looking for some quality montane zone hiking you might enjoy exploring Crosier Mountain. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. We took the Drake route and according to my watch, it is about 11 miles. This trail is no longer closed as of 11/28/20. This trail goes by Approach Crag, Trailside Crag, West Crag, Main Crag, and Garden Gate Trail Head. It flattens out into a meadow for a while and is again unshaded, and once it reaches the trees on the other end of that, it goes downhill for a bit before going back uphill. no.dog poop bags available. also no trash so pack out what you pack in. so bring your own. Near the top is an intersection with the summit spur, Crosier Mountain Summit Trail (#931-1) - a steep ~1/2 mile climb - and the Crosier Mountain Glen Haven Trail (#931-2), which can be used to hike down into the town of Glen Haven. The trail was closed off at both trailheads with tape. I would not rate this trail as hard. Overall a really nice hike and nice sandwiches and cinnamon buns from the General Store in Glen Haven afterward. Thanks! We huffed and puffed through the first mile of incline, and then the trail became more gradual for a mile or two. You may want to consider using the gravel pit or garden gate trailheads instead that morning. I recommend! Near the top is an intersection with the summit spur, Crosier Mountain Summit Trail (#931-1) - a steep ~1/2 mile climb - and the Crosier Mountain Glen Haven Trail (#931-2), which can be used to run down into the town of Glen Haven. You'll need to open and close the gate to access the trail. The trail first winds through some plains for around half a mile which is unshaded, and then it goes into the forest and starts going uphill a bit. Crosier Mountain trail confluence The Garden Gate trail cuts briefly across a grassy meadow and starts elevating via switchbacks in the trees until it rounds about a hill at the foot of a gully/canyon. Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO. I recommend! where i live, masks are REQUIRED when unable to maintain 6ft in trail. Crosier Mountain trail is a 4.5 miles long with an elevation gain of 2,830 feet, from 6,420 to 9,250 feet. Watch for the trail leading off to the south, or the right side of the dirt road. We started up the familiar trail, noticing that it was steeper than we remembered. The beginning of the the Crosier Mountain trail from Glen Haven would add on another 1,600 feet until the summit. 1 hr 40 mins up, 1hr 20 mins down. There is a small parking area near the gate. Some pretty rigorous stretches and lots of views. We’ve done both sides of Crosier and this is the harder route. It’s very beautiful with a lot of trees and a wonderful view at the top! PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. First mile is a beast, Loved this hike! we got 1500 feet in first 2.5 miles. Big Thompson Valley Crosier Mountain’s summit is just out of sight behind the mountain on the left. The view at the top was amazing! Love that this trail wasn't too crowded. Parking for this trail is next to a creek in Glen Haven, off Co Rd 43. Perfect spot for a shady mountain hike without the crowds. Happy hiking! Trail is well marked and maintained. Be prepared for a brutal steep loose climb. North Fork Big Thompson River Trail Via Dunraven Trailhead [CLOSED], Donner Pass and Lookout Mountain via Bulwark Ridge Trail [CLOSED], Crosier Mountain via Gravel Pit Trailhead [CLOSED], Miller Fork, Signal Mountain, and Donner Pass Loop via Bulwark Ridge Trail [CLOSED], Bulwark Ridge Trail to Signal Mountain [CLOSED], Miller Fork Trail via Bulwark Ridge Trail [CLOSED], West Creek Falls and Fox Creek Falls Trail [CLOSED], Miller Fork Loop via Bulwark Ridge Trail [CLOSED], West Creek Trail Loop [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY], Crosier Mountain Trail via Devil's Gulch Road. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. I loved this trail! Well worth it! Snuck up on several competing elk, which really capped one rewarding hike. we decided to wear spikes, but they are not absolutely necessary. Beautiful trail, long, steady elevation gain. The snow made the hike a good lower body workout. 6/16/20 Definitely a long, dry hike. Nice little hike perfect to start the Colorado vacation. Great weather! Specially in this condition it is important to plan your water consumption. Keep in mind that the trail goes up and down and then up again to the summit. The fork off to the summit is very inclined but worth the view. Threats … Hiked Glen Haven 5/29 and Drake 5/31. We started around 9am on a Friday and there was hardly any traffic, but it increased as the morning went on. The Rainbow Trail is steep and has several switchbacks as it climbs 1.8 miles and joins the Glen Haven trail coming in from the west. There's another flat section before the summit, and the summit isn't too steep nor too long; it took me about 15 minutes from the summit sign to the top. Nice views although nothing magnificent. Did this yesterday with a group. Take the #2 direction in “Getting There” if you want to avoid confusion. I enjoyed walking through the wooded areas because it provided some shade along the way on an 85 degree day. Like others have said - definitely a good workout & practice for 14ers. Be prepared for cold. Limerick Trail spans 1.5 mi. Beautiful early wildflowers and clear trail. Drake is more difficult than Glen Haven but both are a little challenging. Hiked this on 7/30. The first part of this hike is very moderate, although it was a bit hot in the mid-morning sun in late May; it only really got difficult for the last mile or so to the summit. On Sunday, I arrived around 7:45AM and I took the last parking spot in the small lot which fit about 8 cars. Fantastic trail and a good alternative to the Park’s restrictive access! More than 80 percent of the trail traverses state owned forest and Pa. Game Commission game lands. The Crosier Mountain Trail Hike is a strenuous out and back hike that offers beautiful panoramic mountain views from the summit . The trailhead is right next to the parking lot, and there's a map of the trail. lots of people on the way down and multiple large groups of mountain bikers. Horsetooth Rock Trail: From service drive to Southridge turn-off (08:21 - Feb. 5, 09) Horsetooth Upper Lot to 2 mile (18:00 - Jun 14, 09) Round Mountain Ascent: Parking Lot to Peak (50:24- July 2, 10) Towers Trail: Soderburg to last building through the clearing (29:27 - May 20, '10) There is usually a spot. It was an okay hike, as the views along the way were quite average and the view at the top was also quite average. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. I had planned to go to RMNP but due to Covid I was not allowed to enter because I did not had a timed entry permit. ft. single-family home is a 2 bed, 1.0 bath property. The trail was fairly rocky and course except for just a few segments so ankles watch out! Canyon Lakes Ranger District - 1311 S. College Ft. Collins - 970-295-6700, Trail is located on CR 43 about 2 miles West of Drake. The trail begins with an open landscape, a modest incline, and a set of switchbacks that lead into the forest. He will begin this morning on Springer Mountain on terrain he’s never walked before hoping to reach Maine by mid-September. Awesome views into RMNP and Loveland. A few patches of snow but nothing slippery or icy. There is a sign marked "< Trail" that points it out. Crosier Mountain (6/25/17, 8:26:59AM) Jerry Grenard 3 years, 5 months ago Crosier Mt Gravel Pit Trail Head to Crosier Mountain, Larimer County, CO, USA Nice afternoon hike in late Sep. beautiful fall colors at 2 miles up. So it really was a 5 mile hike. Plenty of places at the top to rest and enjoy. This large, complex mountain separates the drainage of the Big Thompson River from its … North Fork Big Thompson River Trail Via Dunraven Trailhead [CLOSED], Donner Pass and Lookout Mountain via Bulwark Ridge Trail [CLOSED], Crosier Mountain Trail via Devil's Gulch Road, Crosier Mountain via Gravel Pit Trailhead [CLOSED], Miller Fork, Signal Mountain, and Donner Pass Loop via Bulwark Ridge Trail [CLOSED], Bulwark Ridge Trail to Signal Mountain [CLOSED], Miller Fork Trail via Bulwark Ridge Trail [CLOSED], West Creek Falls and Fox Creek Falls Trail [CLOSED], Miller Fork Loop via Bulwark Ridge Trail [CLOSED], West Creek Trail Loop [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY]. Crosier of Exeter Township is starting his attempt to walk the entire length of the Appalachian Trail — 2,175 miles from Georgia to Maine. South Slope Routes on Crosier Mountain Crosier Mountain, 9,250 ft. Found the geo marker on a rock at the top. The Garden Gate route is the longest and begins at the Garden Gate Trailhead. Crosier of Exeter Township is starting his attempt to walk the entire length of the Appalachian Trail — 2,175 miles from Georgia to Maine. It is a mulit-user trail. pretty quiet on the way up, gorgeous views at the top. I came across maybe 15 people in total during my hike, which took a total of almost 5 hours (3.25 hours to summit, 1.5 hours back down). Good hike overall! Great hike with very little traffic. More moderate than hard imo. There were a lot more cars parked behind me once I got back down. The last stretch to the summit is the most difficult. The hike is a great spring workout that’ll whip your legs into shape for the summer, KJ writes. It’s a bit rocky in places, but overall not very hard. Little to no shade and no water on the trail though. Finished under 4 hrs, with a 20 break in there. Dogs are also able to use this trail. The 1,357 sq. 9 trails with 17 photos Crosier Mountain Trail via Devil's Gulch Road is a 12.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glen Haven, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. You will enjoy! About 2.5 hours up and 2 hours down for us. We only hiked the first ~2 miles with an estimated elevation gain of ~1,000 feet. Great hike, only went up 2.5 (forgot to turn off the recording. After the hike a bike the trail gets extremely technical. Very windy up there. Fairly challenging hike with a few steep inclines and some sections with slippery rocks on the path. Very scenic for the entire route! we did not started at a good time (12h) and it took us 6h hours way and back on 8/8/2020. Standing Stone Trail is part of the 1,600-mile Great Eastern Trail, which starts at Flagg Mountain, Ala., and extends to the Finger Lakes Trail in New York. great day on the trail. All so worth it! There is a small parking area on the south side (left) of the road. no bathrooms either. Fed by high mountain runoff, the lake is clear and pristine. Parts of the trail were a bit boring, but the view at the top made it worth it! Crosier Mountain Mountain Bike, Hike, Trail Running, Horse trails near Estes Park, Colorado. This home was built in 1920 and last sold on for. Would rate this as a moderate hike. Description From the junction of Crosier Mountain Garden Gate Trail (#931) and the Crosier Mountain Summit Trail (#931-1) drop down a steadily graded (a couple steeper spots) yet loose descent for three miles to … We only went 2.7 miles up before turning around. The wide meadows were a spectacular touch between the rocky climbs. Very doable. From Drake, drive 2.2 miles west on CR 43 towards Glen Haven to the Crosier Mountain Garden Gate Trailhead. Only saw 3 other hikers the whole hike, very quiet and peaceful. There are 3 forks to this trail, and they join up near the summit. The Garden Gate Trail starts nice and flowy and pretty mellow along the top of the mountain. I tracked this hike using AllTrails and it said around 10 miles not 11. Big Thompson & Estes Park Area: Drive up US-34 from Loveland to Drake. We completed the entire loop with a lunch session at the top right around 4 hours. We started early (6am) on a Monday and were the first and only at the top. There’s only one good mountain view on the way up, otherwise you’re going up through a forest. I want to come back in the summer. Dogs are allowed on this trail. Started a little after 9 am and didn't see anyone for at least an hour into the hike. We started early enough to not really notice the heat until the way down. not crowded and few shade, Wonderful trail, start early to avoid some crowding later in the day. A pretty intense incline awaits at some points when you’re already feeling tired from the ground you’ve already treaded. The view at the top is amazing! i just searched what larimer county’s rules are, and only found masks as a “recommendation” on trails. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Access #2: Travel west on Highway 34 approximately 15 miles to County Road 43, then travel 6.5 miles to the trailhead. View details, map and photos of this single family property with 1 bedrooms and 0 total baths. For more information, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/arp Used low trail shoes and diamond spikes. Located in the Roosevelt National Forest, this dog-friendly trail can be found on the south side of Devil's Gulch Road, also known as CR 43, about 2.2 miles from the town of … Took us 2 hours up, 1.5 hours down. Near Estes Park, Colorado. Beautiful but challenging hike that is worth the views. A loop of Crosier mountain. my camelback hose froze! Of the three trails to the summit, this one is the longest. it's just a little dirt lot on the side of the road next to a gate. The trail is a short ride up Crosier Mountain Road, a dirt road immediately to the west of the parking area. MLS# 913826. No snow, trail well-marked, asters & pasqueflowers in bloom! This trail doesn't see a whole lot of traffic, which is another part of the allure. This is a difficult out and back trail to Crosier Mountain in Roosevelt National Forest. 172 Crosier Mountain Trl, Glen Haven, CO, 80532 is a single family home for sale listed on the market for 217 days. Woods, meadows, good elevation, great views on top. lots of incline. Plan to arrive early - we arrived around 7a on Sunday and the lot was about 1/2 full The small, dirt lot is about 2 miles after the turn. I parked in between the Town Hall and a Fire Station but on the other side of the road. See Crosier Mountain Trail 931 - Glen Haven Trailhead and Crosier Mountain Trail 931 - Garden Gate Trailhead for descriptions of the other routes. Crosier Mountain Trail via Devil's Gulch Road [CLOSED] is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glen Haven, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. This home was built in 1910 and last sold on 3/21/2006 for $218,000. Remains of the Bobcat fire of 2000 are seen across the gully along the ridges to the south and south east. The entire Crosier Mountain Trail (#931) is 7.8 miles long and runs from the Garden Gate Trailhead in the east to the Glen Haven Trailhead in the west. started at 8am today (sunday). from Limerick Road to dead ends at a point immediately east of Route 422 in Ashbrook Estates development. Definitely a workout. 56 Crosier Mountain Trl , Glen Haven, CO 80532 is currently not for sale. Crossing through a short stretch of residential road, the trail starts heading up immediately over tall water bars and mounds of rock, covered in loose, broken down granite. Steady incline the entire way and the last ~1/2 mile is definitely a doozy, but I’m also out of shape and this was. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail. I disagree with other reviews and thought the view at the top was quite lovely! Just a heads up, there is a special event in Glen Haven on Saturday morning July 18 and there will be very little parking available for the Crosier Mt Trail. Few people out today-5/29/20. The trail is steep with switchbacks and some rocky sections, and climbs most of the way to the summit. Keep it Clean. But once you get to the Crosier Mountain Summit trail is when things become a real test of your will! What other reviews don’t mention is this route you go up then down and then back up. Very nice views of surrounding mountains. Due to erosion, the … A trail sign sits just up the hill from a gate.Access #3: Travel west on Highway 34 to County Road 43, then travel north 2.5 miles to the trailhead. Beautiful trail! started to get busy at the end of the hike on the way back. Definitely a good workout but very doable. Great Saturday hike. There is a creek within the first mile of the hike, but that’s the only water on the trail. From Glen Haven you don’t have the distance or steepness that Drake trailhead boasts. Have fun. However, it’s a great trail to get back in shape for the season as it’s still a little challenging, especially at the end, and it only takes a few hours to complete! Rocky Mountain National Park At the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake is the deepest natural lake in Colorado, dipping to 265 feet. Fair amount of people with their dog friends on the trail today. Beautiful windless views at the top. First hike for the season from trail head out of Drake. Lovely view at the top; however, most of the trail wasn’t as shaded as I anticipated, nor as scenic going up. There is a large gravel cut on the south side of the road. Great hike. Hiked 5/17/2020 - Found a parking spot on the side of the road at 9:40 on a Sunday morning. several smatterings of fall colors and lots of great views to be had. Did it while carrying 35lbs on my back, and it was a nice break from my normal 14er routine! The ascent to the summit trailhead I would consider between moderate & hard. Park your vehicle off the highway and keep roadways clear. View amenities, descriptions, reviews, photos, itineraries, and directions on TrailLink. nice weather, no wind. But it was still 1500 feet of elevation gain. Done this one a couple times now; quickly becoming one of my favorite trails. Nice moderate hike with great views of Longs and Meeker at the top. The middle fork begins at the rainbow pit trailhead in between Glen Haven (West) and … The 510 sq. Hot in the summer! Lots of beautiful views at the top and throughout. It was hot and we started at 7 am. The trail was in really good condition. Saw only a few groups when we made our way down. The Crosier Mountain Garden Gate Trail is one of three approaches to Crosier Mountain, along with Rainbow Trail and Glen Haven Trail. Crosier Mountain Crags & Meadow This trailhead is roughly 2.2 miles from the turnoff in Drake leaving Hwy.34 (Big Thompson Canyon). Note - there is no water on trail. The view from the summit is pretty amazing b ft. single-family home is a 1 bed, bath property. There was plenty of shade and great views throughout the hike! Overall pretty sweet hike, not too much traffic. Once to the junction with the Crosier Mountain Summit Trail (#931-1) you can choose either to head to the summit or begin your adventure down the east side of the mountain on the Crosier Mountain Garden Gate Trail (#931). Definitely worth it and nice views over the valley including longs peak. We started our hike around 9AM and we parked in the last parking spot. Good trail with pretty views the entire route. As other reviews mention, this is probably between a moderate and difficult level...it’s a fairly steady incline for most of the trail with a steeper climb at the end. Started at 9am on a Sunday and only saw a handful of people on the trail in either direction and had no problems parking. For Sale - 172 Crosier Mountain Trail, Glen Haven, CO - $200,000. The views from the top are worth the hike. Note: As of October 2020, this area is closed due to wildfire. Just outside of Estes Park, without all the people! This is located on the south side of the road 5.9 miles east of Glen Haven. some areas have snow and a little bit of ice. Descent down a steep, loose, technical and fun trail until you hit a dreaded hike a bike. Total moving time was 3 hours. The views are mostly of trees, nothing spectacular. Look for a small metal gate on the south side of the road. 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