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Meyer's Homestead Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.6 (9)

A peaceful trail through a historic homestead that once was a thriving cattle ranch.


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.3

KM

Point to Point

8,017' 2,444 m

High

7,280' 2,219 m

Low

737' 225 m

Up

66' 20 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly This easy out-and-back allows kids to get a touch of great hiking while turning around whenever necessary.

Description

The trail starts off with an easy downhill into an open meadow and soon you'll pass an old sawmill. A nice side trail leads to the mill if you want to check it out.

The trail levels along a small stream, and goes through a nice stand of aspen trees. The trail then gradually heads uphill with stretches of ponderosas and aspens.

At the end of the trail there are great views of Boulder Canyon and Sugarloaf Mountain. Enjoy a break on the bench or bring a picnic before turning around to the easy downhill trek back to where you started.

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Shared By:

Dana Prosser

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 9 votes

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in Colorado

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Photos

The original Meyers Homestead was in this meadow.
Oct 20, 2015 near Coal Creek, CO
The Meyers Homestead
Oct 28, 2021 near Coal Creek, CO
Views from the town of Boulder, to Longs Peak, to the Arapahoe Peaks (shown here).
May 31, 2015 near Coal Creek, CO
Easy but sustained uphill
Oct 20, 2015 near Coal Creek, CO

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Apr 23, 2022
Matt Culpepper
Nice overlook of southern Indian Peaks at the end (5.5/800) 5.5mi — 3h 15m
Jan 12, 2020
Daylene York
5.2mi
Dec 23, 2019
Daphne Dubach
Still pretty icy and spikes were nice to have but not essential 2.7mi — 1h 30m
Jan 28, 2019
Naomi Feiman
Lovely snowshoe! 5mi
Dec 29, 2018
Sarah B
Jun 3, 2018
Hillary Mehnert
Sitting at the top! Beautiful overcast day. Nice view at the top. 2.7mi
Jun 2, 2018
Alyssa W
Easy hike. Some elevation gain. The end of the trail has beautiful view of boulder canyon ! 5.4mi
Apr 22, 2018
Rob Laucius