Trail Snapshot: Bluffs Loop Trail at Bluffs Regional Park
- Hike Distance: 2.7 Miles+Spurs
- Difficulty: Easy
- Duration: approx. 1hr 45min+
- Trail Type: Loop
- Elevation Gain: 200′
- Seasons: Summer & Fall
- Dogs: Allowed On Leash
- Hike Trail Map: Click for a Map of Bluffs Loop Trail at Bluffs Regional Park
- Denver Drive Time: 30 min
- Driving Directions to Bluffs Loop Trail at Bluffs Regional Park: Click for Google Map
- Town Nearest Hike: Littleton, Colorado
- Beauty: Grassland, Front Range views, bluff overlooks, wildlife: prairie dogs, rabbits, red fox
- Activities: Picnic area, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking trails
Because the Bluffs Regional Park is just a few minutes off of Interstate 25, it’s a great place to meet friends who may be driving up from Castle Rock or Monument.
Be aware of horses on the trail and give them the right of way. There is a gentleman who likes to ride his horse in the late afternoon/early evening who can be quite reckless. We’ve seen him nearly collide with parties of hikers on two occasions. Just be aware of him.
2 Hike Options at the Bluffs Regional Park :
1. The Loop Hike: We prefer to hike the loop counter-clockwise (going right onto the trail from the trailhead) because the steepest part of the trail is downhill at the end. The trail does have a steady incline on the back side that can be challenge if you are pushing a stroller. This loop hike is 2.7 miles + spurs out to two overlooks.
2. Hike Directly to the Overlook: The most direct route to the Tepe Overlook at the Bluffs is by following the trail clockwise (to the left) from the trailhead for half a mile, then to follow the spur trail for .2 mile to the overlook. This makes for a 1.4 mile, out-and-back hike.
Tips & Resources for Hiking Bluffs Loop Trail at Bluffs Regional Park :
- TIP: The parking lot usually fills up on weekend mornings before 9-9:30AM.
- TIP: As there is no water available at the trailhead, you would want to bring some with you.
- Trail Map: Bluffs Loop Trail at Bluffs Regional Park
- Colorado Road Conditions: Colorado Road Conditions
- After the Hike: DazBog Coffee
Map & Driving Directions
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