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Rim Loop Trail

Intermediate
 3.7 (3)

A fun, short loop with some challenging obstacles close to Denver.


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Map Key

2.6

Miles

4.1

KM

Point to Point

6,509' 1,984 m

High

6,444' 1,964 m

Low

113' 34 m

Up

84' 26 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This is a short trail in the Hidden Mesa Open Space. It can be accessed directly by car by taking Parker Road and turning west on Castle Oaks Drive. From Castle Oak Drive, turn left on Pleasant View Drive. After about 3 miles, there will be a small parking lot on your left. Alternatively, and probably more fun, you can access this trail from the Hidden Mesa Trail.

The trail is a short, fun loop on top of the Mesa. Hike either direction. The top of the mesa is a fun rocky trail with quasi slickrock sections. Most of it is fairly easy, but there is one section with several rock ledges that will test your foot placement. The largest of the ledges are around a foot high.

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Nicholas Shannon

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Overlook on the Hidden Mesa Trail
Apr 13, 2015 near Castle…, CO

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Apr 23, 2020
Erin Andersen
Includes Pleasant Pass and Hidden Mesa connector 5mi — 1h 35m
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Sep 1, 2019
Dark Tree
Jun 24, 2019
Christopher Farrell
Jun 10, 2019
Christopher Farrell
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Jan 25, 2019
Lori Wagner
Aug 7, 2018
Bill Higgins
Apr 22, 2018
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