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    Kruger Rock Trail

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    6.4 km
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    298 m
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    The Kruger Rock Trail is a stunning hike through lush aspen forest and between towering granite spires. Hike to the top of the rocky mountain and enjoy panoramic vistas of the forested landscape below. If you are looking to get your heart rate up, then this trail is the perfect adventure.

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    Route Description for Kruger Rock Trail

    Kruger Rock Trail is not for the faint of heart. Incredibly scenic, this path is also extremely steep. The short but steep path will guide you through stunning landscapes before delivering you to a rocky scree field. Make sure you and your party are wearing sturdy footwear before attempting the vertiginous climb. Additionally, make sure you pack plenty of water. The high altitude and intense scramble up the mountain will have you sucking wind. Though the path is steep, it is short. The intense climb is doable for those with little experience craving a challenge. Note that this trail is located within the Hermit Park, so visitors are required to purchase a $10USD parking permit per vehicle.

    Embark on your adventure up the Kruger Rock Trail from the trailhead and parking lot. Head northwest up the Kruger Rock Trail. The initial section of this hike will guide you through a grassy Colorado meadow. Hike along the path as it intersects with the campground road and continue on. The path will then begin to lead you into a mixed pine and aspen forest. You will eventually confront a junction with the Limber Pine Trail. Maintain on the Kruger Rock Trail. Trek on, and the path will become increasingly exposed as you begin to ascend the rocky mountain. Navigate a few sets of switchbacks up to the base of the summit.

    As you begin to ascend the summit, you will have to climb the steep rocky scree field, mind you footing as you hike up. Navigate another set of rocky switchbacks that lead up the westside of the mountain to the summit of Kruger Rock. Admire the grandeur of the rock peak and the granite boulders that dot the plateau. Enjoy the panoramic views from atop the Kruger Rock before retracing your steps back down to the parking lot.

    Getting to the Kruger Rock Trail Trailhead

    The Kruger Rock Trail is located inside Hermit Park off of Route CO-36.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Bobcat Campground

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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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