Mt. Carbon Loop is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Lakewood, Colorado. It is within Bear Creek Lake Park. It is 6.8 miles long and begins at 5,670 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.0 miles with a total elevation gain of one foot. Near the trailhead there is a parking. Mount Carbon (elevation 5,778 feet) can be seen along the trail. Near the end of the trail are restrooms.
Mt. Carbon Loop Professional Reviews and Guides
"This long ramble explores the riparian habitats along Bear and Turkey Creeks, the summit of Mount Carbon, the shores of Bear Creek Reservoir, and an expansive prairie dog town.
An expansive prairie dog colony is one highlight of this long loop. Bear Creek Lake Park surrounds Bear Creek Reservoir, with 15.7 miles of trail winding through 2,600 acres of rolling prairie at the base of the foothills. Recreational opportunities abound, from hiking and biking to fishing and camping. The Soda Lakes, host to a variety of water-born activities, also lie within this well-loved park."
--Tracy Salcedo-Chourre, Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition (Falcon Guides).
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