Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park Trail
Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park Trail is a scenic, but short adventure over the Big Thompson River and through the surrounding wilderness and historic artifacts. The Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park Trail is a perfect excuse to get the family into nature. Trek along the path and learn from the interpretive signs that line the trail.
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Route Description for Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park Trail
This lightly trafficked trail is an awesome way to get in some movement after a long drive or just a great adventure into nature. The Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park Hike is a stimulating adventure through the Colorado wilderness. Hike along the old, rusted power generators and trek the impressive bridges over the Big Thompson River.
From the parking lot, the network of Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park Trails can be completed in every which way, but we will let you know the best route to make the most of this short journey. From the carpark, track left along the trail and enjoy the up-close and personal views of the Big Thompson River and its flanking cliffs. At the end of the trail, turn around and veer left across the river. Travel to the north side of the river and explore the landscape. Hike along the trail and loop down to the far east bridge.When you cross the bridge,veer left and meander the riverside trail to the path’s end. When you meet the trail’s end, retrace your steps back across the bridge. Once you are back on the north side of the river, take the path over the middle bridge and continue along this route as you pass the old power generators.
Enjoy the area and consider having a picnic overlooking the Big Thompson River. Travel back to the north side of the river and then loop back across the river to the parking lot.
Getting to the Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park Trail Trailhead
The Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park Trail is located off Highway 34.
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