No one could fault you if you decided to take a day off work and spend it with your furry friend in the beautifully scenic state of Colorado. And what better thing to do together than to spend your time outdoors on a pawtastic hike? Link Trail #963 is a great destination spot to plan your outing!
Accessing this trail is easy as can be! Head to the dedicated parking lot on County Road 80C in the town of Jelm. The parking lot is called the Link and McIntyre Trailhead parking area and offers plenty of accommodations for not only trucks and cars, but 5 trailer spaces as well. Pack up your gear and head out!
The Link Trail will take you on a 10.6-mile journey through the Rawah Wilderness area. You both will get to travel through lodgepole pine forests and even through a previous burn area which is brimming with new growth! Spectacular views of the area abound here so maybe take some time to relax before continuing. After a number of miles, you will see other trails intersecting from other directions, including the Medicine Bow and McIntyre Lake Trails. Continuing on your hike, Link Trail ends at Rawah Trail, not far from Rawah Lake. Lots of photographic opportunities abound throughout your journey, and the grade averages 5%, so it is not too challenging for a fit pup!
Be sure to pack plenty of water bottles or bring your own with a filtration system as there are water sources in the area you can access. Your furry friend must remain on leash throughout your travels, and frequent breaks will most certainly be appreciated. Animals in the area include bear, deer and elk, so be ready with your camera.
Your outing could not be better when you decide to spend your day with your puptastic friend on a day-long hike in Colorful Colorado!