Big Meadows

3.8/5 (11 reviews)
Beginning in the Hot Sulphur Springs State Wildlife Area and traveling through the Arapahoe National Forest, Big Meadows lives up to its name by providing riders with spectacular views of big valleys, open meadows, and enormous mountains far in the distance. Located just southwest of Granby, Colora...Read More
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Highlights of Big Meadows

Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Overland Category IconOverland
Scenic Category IconScenic
Highest Elevation
9787 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
06/15 - 11/15
Best Direction
East
Official Trail Name
253
Nearest Town
Hot Sulphur Springs
Nearest Services
Hot Sulphur Springs
Management Agency
Arapaho National Forest
District
Sulphur Ranger District

Overview

Beginning in the Hot Sulphur Springs State Wildlife Area and traveling through the Arapahoe National Forest, Big Meadows lives up to its name by providing riders with spectacular views of big valleys, open meadows, and enormous mountains far in the distance. Located just southwest of Granby, Colorado, you can find plenty of camping options along this road, whether you are looking for seclusion in the trees or unobstructed views for miles. Several large, mature Aspen groves are sure to leave you speechless in the fall. The colors will only improve as younger aspens begin to take over the pine beetle-ravaged forest in the coming years.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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13 Waypoints
41 Trail Photos
2 Trail Concerns
11 Community Reviews
1 Video
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