Trail Snapshot: Elk Meadow Park – South Loop
- Hike Distance: 2.6 miles Round Trip
- Difficulty: Easy
- Duration: Approx 1.5hr Round Trip
- Trail Type: Loop
- Seasons: All
- Dogs: Allowed On Leash
- Hike Trail Map: Click for a Trail Map
- Denver Drive Time: 35 min
- Driving Directions to Elk Meadow Park – South Loop: Click for Google Map
- Town Nearest Hike: Evergreen, Colorado
- Beauty: Meadows, old barn, ponderosa pine, wildlife: elk, & Abert’s squirrel
- Activities: Hiking, dog park nearby
There had been an off-leash dog area just on the other side of the street from the south parking lot (not visible on this older google map, so you’ll have to trust us that it’s there). This was a great place to allow dogs to roam and play, but this has been closed due to excessive dog waste and damage to vegetation. Here is a link to the Jefferson County info page on the off-leash area. Dogs are required to be leashed in all other areas of the park.
Tips & Resources for Hiking Elk Meadow Park – South Loop :
- TIP: The Easy way. Take the loop clockwise for the easier route and counter-clockwise if you are looking for a more strenuous (but not much) hike.
- Parking: Park only in designated areas. There has been a lot of erosion damaged caused by visitors parking alongside the road. If parking is full, please find another park to visit.
- TIP: Enjoy some time in Evergreen. The town of Evergreen is a great place to retreat to during the summer. It’s a few degrees cooler, Bear Creek runs through town, and you’ll find some great places to eat.
- Trail Map for Elk Meadow Park: Trail Map Link
- Colorado Road Conditions: Colorado Road Conditions
- After the Hike: Beau Jo’s Pizza
Map & Driving Directions
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