Donner Cutoff Trail

Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado
Elevation Gain415ft
Trailhead Elevation8,079ft
Elevation Min/Max8079/8363ft
Elevation Start/End8079/8079ft

Donner Cutoff Trail

Donner Cutoff Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Larimer County, Colorado. It is within Roosevelt National Forest. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 8,079 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 415 feet. This trail connects with the following: Miller Fork Trail.
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Hiking Colorado's Roadless Trails (Colorado Mountain Club Press)
Penelope Prudy
"Hiking from the Dunraven Trailhead to Donner Pass offers expansive views of Rocky Mountain National Park’s high summits, including Longs Peak. Dense timber flanks the path, which climbs then drops into a small secluded valley before resuming its push upward to Donner Pass. CMC member Aaron Clark suggested this hike. The best one-way hike is south to north. From the Dunraven lot, trudge west up the gravel road 0.2 miles then take a hard right (north) at the Forest Service sign for Indian Trail. After another mile and 900 feet gain, at the junction with the Signal Mountain Trail, continue right on Indian Trail. Drop steeply into Miller Fork Creek drainage losing all the elevation you gained since leaving the car." Read more

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Roosevelt National Forest
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Roosevelt National Forest
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USGS: Glen Haven, Crystal Mountain, Roosevelt National Forest
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