The Homestead and Arch Rock Trails travel across a variety of landforms and through human history. Rock art from 2,000 years ago to the modern era is pecked and painted onto canyon walls. An equinox carving exists in a crack on a canyon wall. Remains of homesteads from the late 1800s and early 1900s dot the landscape. Hells Half Acre, a rock arch, numerous little canyons, springs, a forlorn windmill, windblown plains, prairie flowers, and juniper trees are some sights you can see as you hike this loop. Watch for great horned owls!
The trail, or lack thereof, can be challenging in spots. There’s no garbage service available here—pack it out! There is also no water, so be sure to bring your own.
Idaho Springs, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.5