Mummy Pass Trail

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Trail Distance: 9.5 miles
Time Estimate: 5 hr 10 min+
Elevation Gain: 1900 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: No
Description

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.

Trail Features
Grassland, Mountains, Diverse Landscape, River, Forest, Steep Inclines, Rocky, Muddy, Ice
Abundant Wildlife, Wildflowers, Waterfall, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Along the top of the ridge, lightning is prone to strike the exposed alpine areas. Campfires and camps must be 200 feet from the water and trails. There are wild animals that can come on to the trail, such as moose, bears, and mountain lions. Snow and ice can last well into early June, so hike with caution.
Address
Meadow Trail
Bellvue, CO 80512
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Address
Meadow Trail
Bellvue, CO 80512
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset