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Homestead Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 3' 1 m
Descent: -98' -30 m
High: 6,267' 1,910 m
Low: 6,169' 1,880 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)

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Trail shared by JC Condon

A short, flat, and beginner-friendly trip to the homestead ruins.

JC Condon

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Family Friendly This is a well-maintained, flat trail that has a "thing to see" at the end. If you want to continue further there are plenty of out-and-back options as well..

Regulations from Colorado Parks and Wildlife:
  • Ground fires are prohibited (cook stoves and self-contained grills are allowed).
  • Vehicles must remain on designated roadways.
  • Pets must be on a leash not exceeding six feet in length. Dispose of pet waste in garbage.
  • No hunting is allowed in the park.
  • Camping is prohibited.
  • Gathering of artifacts, vegetation and timber is prohibited.
  • Only 3.2 alcohol is allowed.

Description

Starting from the Homestead Trailhead, head east out of the parking lot. Head past the Cherry Creek trail junctions and within less than half a mile you'll arrive at the ruins of the old Lucas Homestead, a unique concrete structure built in the 1800s. From here you can turn back or continue onto the Rimrock Trail and/or Creek Bottom Trail.

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Nov 20, 2017
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