Hiking in Colorado: North Lone Pine Trail

The Colors in Colorado

The North Lone Pine Trail outside of Red Feather Lakes, CO, is a lightly used, mostly one-track trail in the Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forest. It’s almost 9 miles out and back trail.

 

Sitting by a Creek Colorado

This trail is all pine trees so if you’re going for colors (which we were), you won’t see any. There’s a fallen down “experimental station”, which in essence is a screened in patio with holes. You follow the North Lone Pine Creek the entire time and the stream crossings were fun. Cool in the mornings and no sun, so bring a jacket.

Be on the lookout for the Trail Head. There’s a sign, but you have to go around the corner and the parking area is a campsite as well. It’s easy to miss.

Final impressions: fun hike, hardly any other hikers, all shaded, no deciduous trees, cool rock formations and stream crossings, well maintained, and easy hiking.

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