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Genesee Mountain Trail

Intermediate
 3.4 (22)

A gently rolling trail around Genesee Mountain offering views of Colorado’s Front Range.


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

6.0

KM

Loop

8,100' 2,469 m

High

7,673' 2,339 m

Low

445' 136 m

Up

449' 137 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly Kids and adults alike will enjoy the American bison herd that roams the enclosure alongside parts of the trail.

The trail crosses Genesee Mountain Road within the first mile. Take caution when hiking with small children.

Description

Genesee Mountain Trail can be navigated in either direction, but heading south will give you the benefit of better views and a gentler elevation profile. Follow the easy-to-navigate trail as it passes by the trailheads for American Bison Trail and Genesee Summit Trail before joining up with Genesee Drive, a wide dirt road running along the perimeter of the bison enclosure. After a little more than a mile, the road will lead back to singletrack hiking as you circle around the north side of Genesee Mountain to the parking area.

Flora & Fauna

Most of the trail runs through tall, gorgeous pine trees. If luck's on your side, you'll get up-close views of the American bison herd owned and managed by Denver Mountain Parks.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Huber

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 22 votes

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in Genesee Park

#8326

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  3.4 from 22 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Genesee Park

#671

in Colorado

#8,326

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Photos

The start of Genesee Mountain Trail.
Feb 17, 2018 near Genesee, CO
Genesee Mountain Trail turns back into singletrack after passing the bison preserve.
Feb 17, 2018 near Genesee, CO
Front Range peaks seen in the distance.
Feb 17, 2018 near Genesee, CO

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Jul 24, 2022
Tarita Fisher Boersma
With Maeby, Mesa, and David 3.7mi — 1h 20m
Jun 9, 2022
Gina G
Oct 8, 2021
Xarumy Hincapie
Jun 16, 2021
Sara Hill
North area closed, did out to Chief Hosa loop and turned around. 4mi — 2h 30m
Mar 15, 2021
Atsuko Ohtake
Jan 26, 2021
Atsuko Ohtake
Dec 25, 2020
Kyle Ross
great views, including that of bison 3.7mi — 1h 15m
Oct 18, 2020
Atsuko Ohtake