Meyer's Homestead Trail

Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado

Distance3.1mi
Elevation Gain1,123ft
Trailhead Elevation7,196ft
Top8,038ft
Elevation Min/Max7189/8038ft
Elevation Start/End7196/7196ft

Meyer's Homestead Trail

Meyer's Homestead Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is within Roosevelt National Forest. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at 7,196 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,123 feet.

Meyer's Homestead Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Good beginner’s trail with nice views of Indian Peaks. Readily accessible from Boulder. Tread: 2.0 miles on dirt road, 1.5 miles on doubletrack, and 1.7 miles on singletrack."

"This peaceful hike follows an old fire road past an old homestead, and through open meadows and stands of ponderosas, Douglas firs, and quaking aspens."

"To have homestead in this rugged high-country valley would have taken more energy and dedication than most of the hikers traveling the Meyers Homestead Trail could ever muster.

But the broad, green meadows, thick aspen glens, and the clear waters of South Boulder Creek and its tributaries evoke the same passion for the wilderness those hearty pioneers must have felt. This is a wide, gently ascending trail that is shared by hikers and mountain bikers easily."

"The Meyers Homestead Trail is a great beginner’s ride. It offers riders a wide, doubletrack trail that doesn’t deliver too many rocks, roots, or loose sand. The trail gets a bit tougher as it climbs to its terminus. As one arrives at the turnaround point, views of the Indian Peaks, Continental Divide, Boulder Canyon, and Sugarloaf Mountain (at the base of which began the Switzerland Trail) can be seen to the north.

The end of the trail also borders private property, so do not venture off of it. Offering rest rooms and picnic tables, the Meyer’s Gulch Homestead Trail is a great destination for a family of riders. Terrain: Doubletrack over sand and rock. The trail travels through open meadows and mixed forests to its terminus."

Meyer's Homestead Trail Reviews

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Trail Information

Roosevelt National Forest
Nearby City
Roosevelt National Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Walker Ranch Park
Local Contacts
USGS Eldorado Springs
Local Maps