On July 19th, 2020, Skip, Bandit, Ezra, Skips buddy from the army Corbin and I made our way on the Crags trail to some beautiful red boulders protruding out of the earth with a 360 view of a lifetime.
This 4.8-mile round trial with an 820 feet elevation gain is used for all sorts of activities, from hiking, horseback riding, to even rock climbing. There were multiple backpacking sites. Remember to always camp at least 200 feet away from any body of water.
When it comes to camping, we always try to Boon-dock "Camping in non-designated campgrounds" We were camping about an hour and a half away from the trailhead. But click HERE to explore and reserve your next campsite near the trailhead.
There were no restrooms at the trailhead but vault toilets at the nearby campground, "Crags Campground." The trail was decently busy, so make sure to use the bathroom before heading on your hike.
Regardless of the destination, always remember to enjoy the scenery. Being within Colorado, you with be in some of the darkest forests, gigantic red rocks protruding out of the earth, and wildflowers throughout the trail to give a beautiful contrast to the greenery.
With being out in the wilderness, always make sure you pay attention to your surroundings and be alert for dangerous animals that you may encounter. We always recommend carrying bear spray while hiking.
Ditch the headphones and listen to the birds chirping and a stream you will encounter. Nature is beautiful, and it's a time for serenity and peace. Plus, for your safety.
Directions to the Trailhead
Take US-24 west and turn left at a traffic light in Divide.
Drive south on US-67 for about 4 miles.
Turn left to CR-62 right after you pass the entrance to Mueller State Park on the right.
Drive 3 miles on the dirt road, and you will see the new trailhead parking lot on the right side.