Owl’s Perch Hike

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Very Easy
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2.4 km
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58 m
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The Owl’s Perch Trail is an epic nature walk that is sure to impress the whole family. Walk around the meadow laden path and under the sparse tree shade of vibrant aspens and lodgepole pines. Located near Denver, the Owl’s Perch Hike is a perfect weekend escape into the wilderness.

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Route Description for Owl’s Perch Hike

This scenic adventure is a great way to stretch out your legs and let the kids blow off some steam. Hike around the stunning loop while enjoying panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountain landscape that lines the horizon. Bordering the city of Denver, the ideal location of the Owl’s Perch Trail prompts plenty of weekend adventurers. If you are searching for a secluded hike, ensure to head out in the early morning or during weekdays. It is worth noting that this route weaves between tree shade and exposure, so prepare accordingly and consider sunscreen and a sunhat on sunny summer days.

Embark on your exciting journey along the Owl’s Perch Hike from the trailhead. From the trailhead, track south on the LodgePole Loop Trail. Shortly after your departure, you will encounter a junction at the picnic area. Keep left on the LodgePole Loop Trail. Hike this route past the Owl’s Perch Trail intersection to get a few extra steps in.

Travel along the path for a few clicks or until the trail’s end before turning around and retracing your steps back to the junction. At the intersection, turn left and trek the Owl’s Perch Trail. Hike around the loop, enjoying the beauty of the towering aspens and pine trees. Soon you will be delivered back onto the LodgePole Loop Trail. Retrace your steps along the path back to the trailhead.

Getting to the Owl’s Perch Hike Trailhead

Owl’s Perch Trailhead is located off US Highway 285.

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