Meadows Trail

Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado

Elevation Gain761ft
Trailhead Elevation10,489ft
Elevation Min/Max9931/10518ft
Elevation Start/End10489/10489ft

Meadows Trail

Meadows Trail is a hiking trail in Larimer County, Colorado. It is within Neota Wilderness Area and Roosevelt National Forest. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 10,489 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 761 feet. This trail connects with the following: Zimmerman Lake Trail.

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Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park (Wilderness Press)
Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh
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"This trail winds through a superb old-growth forest of tall, stately fir and spruce trees. If you’d like a shorter trip, you can park a car shuttle at Zimmerman Lake Trailhead. If you start at Zimmerman Lake instead of at Meadows Trailhead, it is mostly downhill. It’s a satisfying out-and-back from either end with nice viewpoints and picnic possibilities along the way. Visit in midsummer (after midsummer the wetlands have dried out). The trail enters the Neota Wilderness about halfway to Zimmerman Lake; from that point on you can follow the markers for the cross-country ski/snowshoe trail."
Colorado's Quiet Winter Trails (Colorado Mountain Club Press)
Dave Muller
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"Two cross-country ski and snowshoe trails lead to Zimmerman Lake in the Neota Wilderness, north of Cameron Pass. One is short (1. 5 miles) and steep and rises from Colorado 14 to the east. The other is the Meadows Trail and is longer, more demanding, and proceeds in a southerly direction from Colorado 14, north of the Long Draw Road. This trail is marked by blue tree blazes, poles, occasional arrows on tree trunks and a few signs. Snowmobiles are forbidden in the wilderness area, and dogs should be kept on a leash."

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Trail Information

Roosevelt National Forest
Nearby City
Roosevelt National Forest
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Additional Use
Roosevelt National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Chambers Lake; Trails Illustrated Number 112
Local Maps

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