The Rockies: An Easy Hike in Elk Meadow Park

June 1, 2013

Justin, Kristin, Mike and I went for a quick morning hike today at Elk Meadow Park in Evergreen, Colorado. Elk Meadow was once an 1,140 acre cattle ranch, but is now part of Jefferson County Open Space and offers a variety of trails to explore.

We connected Painters Pause, Founders, Meadow View, and Sleepy S Trails together to make a 4.7 mile relatively flat loop that took us through a very windy meadow before we climbed a little into the pines. We opted against taking the strenuous trails or hiking up to Bergen Peak today…we’ll save it for another time.

The skies were clear and wildflowers have finally started to bloom. Our hike was quick, as we finished by 10 am, but it was nice to enjoy the spring-like weather, and we are looking forward to lots of hikes this summer!