This trail is such a gem for summer wildflowers & fall colors! An hour and a half from Denver, just north of Silverthorne it’s just under 5 miles to do the full loop.
Reading the reviews we decided to go counter-clockwise which has all the wildflowers for the first mile. If you wanted to make this hike shorter, take a right at the loop then just head back whenever you’re ready. If you continue on you’ll head up for incredible views and then down through the forest along the creek.
Highly recommend! It’s a great workout but never too steep. Dogs are allowed on leash!