Painter's Pause Trail
ElevationAscent: 92' 28 m
Descent: -301' -92 m
High: 7,808' 2,380 m
Low: 7,533' 2,296 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)
Popular runs nearby
Three Sisters Big Loop
5.7 mi 9.2 km • Loop • 806 ft Ascent 245.71 m Ascent
Evergreen Lake Trail
1.4 mi 2.2 km • Loop • 52 ft Ascent 15.88 m Ascent
Matthews/Winters Red Rocks Loop
6.9 mi 11.1 km • Loop • 1,189 ft Ascent 362.29 m Ascent
Green Mountain Short Tour
3.9 mi 6.3 km • Loop • 814 ft Ascent 248.16 m Ascent
7.9 mi 12.8 km • Point to Point • 1,750 ft Ascent 533.52 m Ascent
5.7 mi 9.2 km • Loop • 1,179 ft Ascent 359.41 m Ascent
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“This trail traverses the length of !Elk Meadow, remaining open and sunny for its entire length.”— Mikhaila Redovian
The trail gradually turns to the north, and continues straight. You'll pass the old Bergen Barn on your right while continuing to junctions with the Founder's Trail and the Meadow View Trail. Keep straight/right at each junction to remain on the Painter's Pause Trail.
At the northern end of the trail, follow switchbacks first to the west, then east, before heading downhill and making one last eastern turn towards the Buchanan Recreational Center parking lot.
Run this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Need to Know
Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow runners know what's here.
Land Manager: Jefferson County, CO - Open Space Dept.