Ben Tyler Trail

Pike National Forest, Colorado

Elevation Gain3,485ft
Trailhead Elevation8,280ft
Elevation Min/Max8280/11662ft
Elevation Start/End8280/8280ft

Ben Tyler Trail

Ben Tyler Trail is a hiking trail in Park County, Colorado. It is within Lost Creek Wilderness Area and Pike National Forest. It is 6.0 miles long and begins at 8,280 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,485 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado (The Mountaineers Books)
Ania Savage
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"Ben Tyler who lived with his family in the gulch along a creek that now also bears his name. Tyler made his money by hauling lumber to South Park for the booming town of Fairplay during the gold rush. Beginning almost at the trailhead itself, the trail climbs steeply in a dozen or so switchbacks. The trail then flattens out and the creek that has been down in the gulch now flows on the left and provides easy access for a wallow or swim for your dog."

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Not a big fan of this hike, no really good views, in the trees a lot, lots of people on this trail.

Trail Information

Pike National Forest
Nearby City
Pike National Forest
Pike National Forest, South Park Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Shawnee; Trails Illustrated Tarryall Mountains, Kenosha Pass
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