Dome Mountain Trail

Masonville, Colorado 80541

Dome Mountain Trail

Dome Mountain Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This is a strenuous hike that climbs up to the summit of Sheep Mountain (8,450 feet), high above the Big Thompson River and Canyon. The trail is well marked with mileage markers and informative signs pointing out information on plant life, erosions, and geology. Be sure your dog is in good health and physical shape for this hike (see workout recommendations on page 8).

From the parking area, follow the road up past a gate to a sign pointing to the summit trail. Make a quick left and go up to a second sign near a large pipe on the left. Go left again here; the trail becomes narrow as it clings to the side of a steep hill. Begin a steep climb to where the trail cuts across a talus slope. Read the first of many informative signs that are located along the trail. This section of the trail travels
through a forest of beautiful ponderosa pines and the occasional Douglas fir."

More Dome Mountain Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A strenuous hike that climbs up to the summit of Sheep Mountain (8,450 feet), high above the Big Thompson River and Canyon. The trail is well marked with mileage markers and informative signs pointing out information on plant life, erosions, and geology.

From the parking area follow the road up past a gate to a sign pointing to the summit trail. Make a quick left and go up to a second sign near a large pipe on the left. Go left again here; the trail becomes narrow as it clings to the side of a steep hill. Begin a steep climb to where the trail cuts across a talus slope. Read the first of many informative signs that are located along the trail. This section of the trail travels through a forest of beautiful ponderosa pines and the occasional Douglas fir."

Dome Mountain Trail Reviews

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9/20/2008
The hike was challenging, but the view disappointing.
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4/24/2006
Very fun trail located under an hour from Fort Collins. Steep climb on the way up, with varied terrain once you get past the second milemarker. After you pass the fourth milemarker it seems like the last half mile is much longer than that. Takes about 4 hours round trip at a normal pace even though it says 6-8 hours at the trailhead.
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Trail Information

Masonville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
9
Distance
3,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4-5 hours
Duration
Apr to Nov
Season
Roosevelt National Forest and the city of Loveland; (970)295-6600; www.fs.usda.gov/contactus/arp/about-forest/ contactus
Local Contacts
Nat Geo Trails Illustrated 101 Cache la Poudre-Big Thompson
Local Maps