- Physical DifficultyThis is the average user-submitted rating on the physical difficulty of this route. In general, green is beginner, blue is intermediate, black is advanced/most difficult and double-black is expert-only. It is recommended that users build up to black and double-black routes.
- Technical DifficultyThis is the average user-submitted rating on the technical difficulty of this route. In general, green is beginner, blue is intermediate, black is advanced/most difficult and double-black is expert-only. It is recommended that users build up to black and double-black routes.
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.
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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.
Insider Hints for Dot Trail
- Snowshoes can be rented in the Town of Nederland at Happy Trails Café or Wild Bear Ecology Center.
- This is a popular trail for fat biking. These can be rented from the Tin Shed.
- Visit the Town of Nederland!
Getting to the Dot Trail Trailhead
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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