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Singletrack lollipop in Idlewild trail system through dense pine and aspen forests and along streams.


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Map Key

3.8

Miles

6.2

KM

Loop

9,143' 2,787 m

High

8,906' 2,715 m

Low

329' 100 m

Up

329' 100 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Small TH parking lot for 3-4 cars.

Overview

A mellow hike through the Idlewild trail system with lots of options for additional mileage and exploring. You'll cross beautiful mountain streams in multiple spots.

Description

Take the Meadow Trail up into the forest to the Homestead Trail which goes up over the top and then drops down to a couple small river crossings. Parallel the river until it crosses back on a long, low bridge with fabulous views of the Indian Peaks.

Heading back uphill along a wider path, you'll leave the river basin. Once you reach the turn off for Ditch Trail, follow the South Fork Loop Trail back around to Meadow Trail where head back to the trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of beetle kill pines through here with the occasional fallen tree across the trails.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mike Davis with improvements by Headwaters Trails and 1 other

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  4.3 from 13 votes

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Photos

Bridge crossing with meadow and Indian Peak views
Jun 16, 2015 near Fraser, CO
New bridge over South Fork Creek
Jun 16, 2015 near Fraser, CO
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Oct 19, 2021
Michael Calabrese
Jul 18, 2020
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Sep 1, 2019
Jim Turner
Jul 3, 2019
Woody Curran
South Fork Loop maybe with minor deviations in this amazing web of trails. 5.6mi — 2h 24m
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Aug 11, 2018
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