4229 Co Rd 92
Lake George, CO 80827
Trails - Eleven Mile State Park provides its
visitors with nearly five miles of scenic hiking, biking and horseback
riding trails all located in the Coyote Ridge/Backcountry area. Click
here to access the Eleven Mile Trail System Map. Motorized vehicles are permitted only on designated roads, not on trails.
The Coyote Ridge Interpretive Trail is 1.35 miles in length. It
is a self-guided nature trail loop that departs from the Coyote Ridge
parking lot and winds its way along a low ridge. The trail is actually
split into two loops (Ponderosa and Aspen) that join in the middle to
form a figure eight. Hiking this easy trail at a leisurely pace
through the several micro-ecosystems found in the hills and meadows
takes about an hour. The trail was constructed in June 2000 due to the
efforts of the Volunteers of Outdoor Colorado (VOC) and the Youth Corp.
Park interpreters also use the Coyote Ridge Interpretive Trail
for guided nature hikes. The park interpreter leads several guided
hikes through this area each summer.
The Black Bear Trail travels around the perimeter of the
Backcountry camping area and is approximately 0.6 miles in length. This
trail explores the beautiful backcountry peninsula as it winds its way
through the 25 secluded backcountry campsites. This trail is classified
as moderate and requires about 3/4 of an hour to complete at a fast
pace. The trail consists of a few areas that require a scramble across
bare rock or up uneven stone steps.
The third trail loop in this area is the Midland Trail that
begins at the far north end of the Interpretive Trail's Aspen Loop and
connects to the east side of the Ponderosa Loop. This new section of
trail adds 2.9 miles to the existing trail system and is classified as
easy to moderate (it has a few small hills to climb). It requires
about 1.25 hour to walk in addition to the time required getting to and
from it on the other trails.
Directions - 38 miles west of Colorado Springs on U.S.
24 to one mile west of the town of Lake George, then turn left (south)
on County Road 90 and drive for six miles to County Road 92. Continue
south on 92 for five miles to the park.
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