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Hike Dawson Butte Ranch Open Space

Larkspur, Colorado

Details

Distance

5 miles

Elevation Gain

200 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Dan Toups

Overlooking the Rampart Range, Dawson Butte Ranch sits conveniently close to downtown Castle Rock. Wide dirt paths allow plenty of space for multiple activities and the views of the Front Range overshadowed by Pikes Peak and Devil's Head are nothing short of spectacular.Wildlife: Black Bear, Elk, Mule Deer, Mountain Lions

Dawson Butte Ranch consists of a five-mile loop that begins at the designated parking area. The parking area features a trail map, picnic tables, fire rings and bathrooms.  Accessible by any type of vehicle year round.

The trail has a wide variety of terrain from heavy forest to open meadows. Although Dawson Butte's summit is not accessible, there are plenty of rocks to climb and places to relax along the trail.

Dawson Butte allows snowshoeing, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, trail running, dogs, XC skiing, etc. As this trail is not too challenging, you will find athletes of all skill levels enjoying the Ranch.  Overnight camping is prohibited.

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Features

Fitness
Chillin
Photography
Mountain Biking
Running
Skiing
Snowshoeing
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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