Little Scraggy Trail

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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5-7h
Distance
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19.6 km
Elevation
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488 m
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Little Scraggy Trail is an epic loop hike through the diverse Colorado landscapes. Shared with mountain bikers, this trail is a popular outdoor adventure spot. Hike it or bike it you will be astounded by the scenic beauty. Well maintained and easy to navigate, this trail is optimal for families with older children looking to get out into nature for the day.

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Route Description for Little Scraggy Trail

This versatile trail is perfect for hikers and bikers alike. Hike the dirt path around the base of Little Scraggy Mountain and revel in the grandeur of the granite boulders that line the traill. Impressively scenic, this bluff hike will guide you through the woodlands and through wildflower-abundant meadows. Make sure to pack plenty of water for you and your dog as there are few stream crossings along the trail!

Begin your adventure around the Little Scraggy Trail from the car park and trailhead. The direction you complete the trail is your choice, but we recommend completing it clockwise. Track southward on the Little Scraggy Trail. Follow along the trail as it undulates around the base of Little Scraggy Mountain. Trek along the path and notice the granite spires and impressive boulders that dot the route. Continue hiking and you will eventually meet the Kelsey Campground. Curve around the base of the mountain and climb up the steep terrain. Summit the steep section of the path then navigate the switchbacks down into a valley.

The trail will weave between meadowed and forested landscapes as it guides you back to the parking lot. Enjoy the views of the surrounding Colorado landscape as they peak through the trees. Follow the path as it mildly undulates and eventually delivers you back to the parking lot.

Getting to the Little Scraggy Trail Trailhead

Find the trailhead for the Little Scraggy Hike off of County Road 126. Be prepared to pay a $7 parking fee!

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Kelsey Campground

  • When to do

    April-September

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Poor

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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