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Hornbek Wildlife Loop Trail

Intermediate
 3.5 (2)

This loop connects the visitor center with the historic Hornbek Homestead.


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2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

91%

Runnable

8,595' 2,620 m

High

8,282' 2,524 m

Low

360' 110 m

Up

355' 108 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Park hours vary by season, but are generally sunrise to sunset. The parking lot at the visitor center is closed by a locked gate according to visitor center hours.

Runner Notes

No water available along the trail, though there are bathrooms both at the visitor center and the Hornbek Homestead.

Description

Winding through high meadows, the trail runs from the park's visitor center to the historic Hornbek Homestead, crossing land once covered by ancient Lake Florissant. To the east of Teller County Road 1, the trail rises above the valley, offering views of the ancient lakebed and the mountain ranges beyond.

Flora & Fauna

Signs of elk, deer, coyote, and other wildlife are common along this trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Will Sunderland

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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Photos

Hornbek Homestead - Florissant Fossil Beds.
Feb 22, 2016 near Cascade…, CO
Adeline Hornbek's Cart.
Feb 22, 2016 near Cascade…, CO
Meadows along the Hornbek Wildlife Loop.
Mar 9, 2016 near Cascade…, CO

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