ElevationAscent: 256' 78 m
Descent: -257' -78 m
High: 5,314' 1,620 m
Low: 5,083' 1,549 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)
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“An out and back hike that loops around at a keyhole overlook of the mountains.”— Kayla Dome
Family Friendly This is a relatively easy trail; it's great for out-of-town guests that want to see some mountain views (especially if they're from sea level & still acclimating). Popular with families and kids.
About a half a mile in, hikers will come across a slightly rocky surface before returning to a smooth dirt path. It travels mostly uphill for .8 miles before a gradual down and up leading the Keyhole. The overlook is popular towards the end of the day with the great view overlooking the mountains west, so the trail can get a little busy. It is a relatively unknown trail though and mostly used by locals.
At the top of the Keyhole, travel north towards a small loop that takes hikers back to the main trail to the parking lot. It is a very enjoyable route and one of my local go-to spots.
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Land Manager: Larimer County, Colorado