Sun Park Trail

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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2-2.5h
Distance
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7.4 km
Elevation
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209 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Sun Park Trail is a connector trail in the Curecanti National Recreation Area. Hike the path up to a scenic vista and turnaround or connect onto the Beaver Creek Route. The Sun Park Trail itself is challenging enough to hike, but if you have more gas in the tank, consider continuing on. Walk through the dense aspen forest on rocky ridges up to brush meadows. Bring your camera because in the summer months the trail is dotted with wildflowers.

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Route Description for Sun Park Trail

Ready for an exciting excursion? The Sun Park Trail is a great trail for hikers of all skill levels. Though there is elevation gain, it is gradual over the course of the hike. Be aware, this route is shared with horseback riders! The hike up to the trail's end is arguably just as scenic as the culminating viewpoint.

Begin this hike from the Sun Park Trailhead. Track northwest along the trail as it intersects with a stream. Continue hiking along the forested trail as it curves west. At this point, the path will begin to climb. Hike up the trail as it opens into meadows and you ascend to the trail's end.

If you are seeking a longer adventure, continue on the path as it merges with the Beaver Creek Trail. Note that this is a lengthy extension to your journey if you choose to continue. Nevertheless, at the trail’s end take a break and admire the views of the surrounding landscape before retracing your steps all the way back down to the parking lot.

Getting to the Sun Park Trail Trailhead

The Sun Park Trailhead in the Beaver Creek Parking Lot off Highway CO-50.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    May-October

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Low

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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