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Hidden Mesa

Easy/Intermediate
 3.5 (8) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A lollipop loop trail up and around Hidden Mesa.


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5.9

Miles

9.5

KM

97%

Runnable

6,509' 1,984 m

High

6,063' 1,848 m

Low

453' 138 m

Up

459' 140 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

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Overview

Enter Cobblestone Ranch from Parker Road one mile north of Franktown. After crossing the bridge, there is a small gravel lot to park. Head across the street to pick up the Cherry Creek Trail. After approximately 0.3 miles, there is a sign for the Hidden Mesa Trail. From there, it is a climb to the top of the mesa which you can do in either direction by following the small signs.

Description

This run is a loop that starts at the entrance of Cobblestone Ranch at the gravel parking lot. The route starts out on the Cherry Creek Trail, and then turns west on to the Hidden Mesa Trail after approximately 0.3 miles. There is a decent climb that begins gradually, but ends with a steeper section and lots of loose rocks towards the top. If you don't want to do the steep section, you can take Pleasant Pass. No matter which trail you take up, you'll then reach the Rim Loop Trail around the mesa, which is relatively flat but does cross some rocky sections.

Parking can also be found at the Hidden Mesa Open Space farther down Parker Road before Franktown, or there is a trailhead off of Pleasant View Drive that eliminates the climb to the top of the mesa.

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  3.5 from 8 votes

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Early April snow made for a beautiful day on the Hidden Mesa Trail.
Apr 4, 2017 near The Pinery, CO
Overlook on the Hidden Mesa Trail
Apr 13, 2015 near Castle…, CO

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May 31, 2019
Anus Berti
Sep 16, 2018
Kumo1341
6.1mi
May 8, 2018
Arthur
But hot, no shade 6.2mi
Mar 25, 2017
Jason Rauen
Great run. Snowy and muddy most of the trail but the added challenge was welcome. 7mi
Aug 12, 2016
Will Burruss
Mar 13, 2016
JonathanC
pleasant pass trail was a nice downhill not shown on the map, ran it clockwise. 5.9mi — 48h 41m