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    84 m
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    2.6 km
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    Tenderfoot Trail


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    The Tenderfoot Trail is one of the most scenic adventures in the foothills. Traveling briefly through lush woodlands, the path opens to a luxuriant meadow which reveals expansive views of the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Revel in the distant views of the snow-dusted peaks that line the horizon and flank the verdant foothills below.

    Route Description for Tenderfoot Trail

    Located on the western flank of Flagstaff Mountain, the Tenderfoot Trail is a great option for those seeking a wonderful view without having to exert the effort to ascend a summit. Presenting the perfect excuse to get out into the fresh air, the Tenderfoot Trail is ideal for families and novice hikers alike. Reconnect with nature and escape the hustle and bustle of the city as you wander through Colorado’s stunning wilderness. This path is almost entirely exposed, so check the forecast and prepare accordingly! Note there is a $5USD parking fee.

    Embark on your adventure along the Tenderfoot Trail from the trailhead and parking lot off Flagstaff Road. From here, track northwest through the shade of towering evergreens. The path will gradually descend into a meadow, revealing wonderful views of the mountainous wilderness below. As you hike along the ridge, be sure to keep an eye out for grazing deer!

    Eventually, you will come to the trail’s end at the summit of Tenderfoot Mountain. From here, revel in the sights of the snow-capped craggy peaks in the distance. When you are ready to return, simply retrace your footing back to the trailhead or loop around on the Chapman Drive Trail.

    Getting to the Tenderfoot Trail Trailhead

    The Tenderfoot Trail departs from the Tenderfoot Trailhead off Flagstaff Road.

    Route Information

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      Yes - On Leash

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    • Route Type:

      Out and back

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