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A short, flat, and beginner-friendly trip to the homestead ruins.


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0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

90%

Runnable

6,267' 1,910 m

High

6,169' 1,880 m

Low

3' 1 m

Up

98' 30 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Historical Significance · River/Creek

Regulations from Colorado Parks and Wildlife:
  • Ground fires are prohibited (cook stoves and self-contained grills are allowed).
  • Vehicles must remain on designated roadways.
  • Pets must be on a leash not exceeding six feet in length. Dispose of pet waste in garbage.
  • No hunting is allowed in the park.
  • Camping is prohibited.
  • Gathering of artifacts, vegetation and timber is prohibited.
  • Only 3.2 alcohol is allowed.

Description

Starting from the Homestead Trailhead, head east out of the parking lot. Head past the Cherry Creek trail junctions and within less than half a mile you'll arrive at the ruins of the old Lucas Homestead, a unique concrete structure built in the 1800s. From here you can turn back or continue onto the Rimrock Trail and/or Creek Bottom Trail.

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Shared By:

JC Condon with improvements by Brendan Ross

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