Hessie Townsite

Eldora, Colorado (Boulder County)

Last Updated: 02/28/2019
5 / 5 ( 5 reviews )
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Highlight: Hessie Townsite
Hessie Townsite Road (FS 111.1) is a short trail leading the trailhead for the Hessie hiking trail. Along the route you will cross through a large creek, water levels vary depending on snowmelt and time of year. Thereafter, you will come across the former site of the Township of Hessie, one of Colorado's many former, high altitude and short-lived, mining towns. The site of the former Township is a large meadow with some great views of the surrounding peaks and glacier basins.

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Turn left off Hessie Road. You will see signage for both the Hessie Townsite and 4th of July Road to help guide your way.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Eldora

From Eldora, travel west on Eldorado Avenue for roughly one mile. You will arrive at the intersection of Hessie Road and 4th of July Road. Take a left to start Hessie Townsite Road.



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Nik Verbeck

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Nik is an passionate overlander, general outdoors person, as well as an avid homebrewer. Taking every chance they can to get outdoors and discover new areas, trails and campsites. When not enjoying the outdoors, you can find them wrenching on the truck, enjoying another great brewery, or working the day job designing computer systems and writing software.
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