The cool forests and grasslands surrounding the Mummy Pass Trail are a great place to get out and enjoy not only plenty of shade and time with Fido, but some great views of the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests Pawnee National Grassland. No matter where you go, you can enjoy amazing views of the ridges and natural wildflowers of the area.
When you get to the entrance of Mummy Pass Trail, you will have to drive down the dirt road of Meadow Trail Road to park on the side of the road. The entrance of the trail is covered in trees, with a cool breeze and lots of shade. The trail is originally pretty smooth, with an even walking surface made from compacted soil, and is about 2 feet wide. You and Fido can experience multiple areas of the National Forest, since after the first half mile of walking, you'll enter the Comanche Peak Wilderness, and then the Rocky Mountain National Park after another three miles.
Coming out of the alpine and subalpine forest after the halfway point, you'll enter grasslands and desert terrain that form the base of Fall Mountain and offers the best chance to see vegetation like wildflowers and shrubs, along with wildlife like marmots, moose, deer, bears, and mountain lions. After entering the back into the forest, the trail passes over Mummy Pass Creek, the original landmark that created the name for the trail. After another 1.7 miles travelling through forests and grasslands, the trail eventually comes to a small junction marked by the Hague Creek campground, which marks the end of Mummy Pass Trail. Camping and fire pits are allowed, and the end of the Mummy Pass Trail connects to the Poudre River Trail here, another long trail that follows along the river for an extended hike. Dogs are allowed in the camping area. Be sure to bring any necessary supplies for your trek, including water and clean up bags.
Rivers, grasslands, desert foothills, and thick forests make up the landscape of this trail, and will be sure to take yours and Fido's breathe away after hiking here.