Rock Pond to Werley Ranch Loop

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80997

Rock Pond to Werley Ranch Loop

Rock Pond to Werley Ranch Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Rock Pond to Werley Ranch Loop takes you into the heart of Mueller State Park and Dome Rock State Wildlife Area. Descending through forests of aspen, limber pine, and Douglas fir, the trail follows old ranch roads, closed to the motorized public.

A side trip brings you to Brook Pond, reflecting big rounded rock formations of Pikes Peak granite. The trail continues through grasslands and meadows, popular with the abundant elk population.The old Werley Ranch is an excellent lunch spot, giving you a chance to reflect on ranch life.The loop continues back to the trailhead, ascending on singletrack and old ranch roads."

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Trail Information

Colorado Springs
Nearby City
7.6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3 to 5 hours
Duration
Best from mid-May to Nov
Season
Mueller State Park, Divide; 719-687-2366; cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/ Parks/Mueller. Dome Rock State Wildlife Area, Colorado Division of Wildlife, Colorado Springs; 719-227-5200; cpw.state.co.us/swa/Dome Rock SWA (formerly Mueller)
Local Contacts
USGS Cripple Creek North (20-foot con- tours) and Divide (40-foot contours)
Local Maps

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