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blue Hornbek Wildlife Loop Trail

Trail

2.8 mile 4.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 360' 110 m
Descent: -355' -108 m
High: 8,595' 2,620 m
Low: 8,282' 2,524 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Will Sunderland

This loop connects the visitor center with the historic Hornbek Homestead.

Will Sunderland

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Park hours vary by season, but are generally sunrise to sunset. The parking lot at the visitor center is closed by a locked gate according to visitor center hours.

Description

Winding through high meadows, the trail runs from the park's visitor center to the historic Hornbek Homestead, crossing land once covered by ancient Lake Florissant. To the east of Teller County Road 1, the trail rises above the valley, offering views of the ancient lakebed and the mountain ranges beyond.

Flora & Fauna

Signs of elk, deer, coyote, and other wildlife are common along this trail.

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Oct 22, 2017
David Orner

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