Panorama on Dot snowshoe trail in Indian Peaks, Colorado
Panorama on Dot snowshoe trail in Indian Peaks, Colorado

Dot Trail Snowshoe Trail

Indian Peaks Wilderness
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Dot Trail Snowshoe Trail

Distance: 1.4mi
Elevation: 184ft
Time: 2h

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Dot Trail is a family-friendly, easy winter hike around a scenic overview of Indian Peaks. The trail is relatively short with little elevation gain but it is truly a secret gem, offering a wonderfully scenic hike in a quiet wilderness setting.

Dot Trail Snowshoe Trail Map

Getting there

From Boulder, Colorado, head up Boulder Canyon 119 towards Nederland. Approximately halfway up the canyon, turn left onto Magnolia Rd. This is a steep and curvy road that eventually turns into a dirt road. Trailhead parking is along the side of Magnolia Rd. at a gate that blocks the entrance to a forest service road.

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About

When to do

Late November to Early April

Backcountry Campsites

No Camping is allowed in this area of the Roosevelt National Forest

Toilets

No

Pets allowed

Yes - On Leash

Family friendly

Yes

Route Signage

Good

Crowd Levels

Low

Route Type

Loop


Dot Trail
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Route Description for Dot Trail

Dot Trail is a short and relatively easy winter hike through the Roosevelt National Forest. The trail has mild elevation gain while offering amazing views of the Indian Peaks, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, and James Peak.

This is a hike for all ages and this trail makes it on the Top 10 list because it is off of the beaten path, making it a special place that not many people outside of the local community know about!

Dot Trail is a loop with spur trails breaking off. You can follow the trail in either direction, though we typically go clockwise. Follow the trail map to return back to the trailhead, or venture off onto a spur trail and see where it leads you.

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Hikeordie 10 months ago

A very easy hike with incredible views!

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